The amount of performance testing required to evaluate tire snow traction performance is substantial. This could be reduced through the use of a snow traction prediction equation to screen tire tread designs. The development of such an equation using five geometric tread properties is described. Simplified versions of this equation are also developed and checked against tires of known snow traction performance. These equations provide an objective method for estimating the snow traction potential of a tread design.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the SAE Passenger Car Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, 9-13 June 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Nesbitt, T R
    • Barron, D J
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

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  • Accession Number: 00331782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800836, HS-030 670
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1983 12:00AM