FORCE AND MOMENT CHARACTERISTICS OF PASSENGER CAR TIRES

A program was carried out to permit an assessment of the applicability of the Calspan tire force and moment facility to support NHTSA's motor vehicle safety standards program in the tire research area. The force and moment characteristics of a selected representative tire were determined over an extensive range of test conditons. Program tasks consisted of: Development of a test plan and a study of the use of the facility for rating treadwear and traction; determination of instrumentation requirements and carrying out calibration; shakedown testing; processing and interpretation of data. Documentation of these activities and the test results are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225
  • Authors:
    • MARTIN, J F
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 166 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-YD-3160-K-1 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-1-108
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM