ADEQUACY OF LINEAR MODELS IN TREAD LIFE TESTING

This paper examines the assumption of linearity in the application of regression techniques to tread wear data. Data from several sources provide evidence that tread wear is only approximately linear. Linear models appear to be adequate after a sufficient break-in period whose length depends on the nature of the test. When linear models are used to compare the tread life potential of a test tire to that of a control tire, both tires must have had the same testing exposure or else the rate of wear may be overestimated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

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  • Authors:
    • Wright, C T
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00331813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM