SNOW CHAINS FOR CARS ARE NOT ADJUSTED TO TODAY'S NEEDS

SNOEKJETTINGER FOR BILER ER IKKE TILPASSET DAGENS BEHOV

Snow chains are not what they should be, and this is shown by a test of the most common types of snow chains performed by the Public Roads Administration. The public generally associates chains with a cross-linked chain with studs on the cross-links. Such products are not adjusted to today's conditions with greater traffic load, higher speeds, higher axle load on lorries and buses, and a road network with paved surfaces. The tests have shown that there is a great difference between snow chains both regarding wear and friction effects. They also proved that chains with one or more through-going chain links along the periphery of the tyre have several advantages compared to the ordinary cross-linked studded chain. The study also showed that there is a great difference regarding the amount of pavement wear from the chains. There are also marked price differences for the different chains. (TRRL)

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    Ingenioerforlaget A/S

    Kronprinsensgate 17
    Oslo 1,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Saether, B-E
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Language

  • Norwegian

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 8-10
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Norwegian Road Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM