THE DESIGN AND USE OF THE DUNLOP/MIRA HANDLING AND STABILITY CIRCUIT

The demand from car manufacturers for continued improvements in the handling and stability characteristics of vehicles, together with the interest of those involved with legislation in vehicle handling specifications, has led Dunlop to invest in a Handling and Stability Circuit constructed within the existing Motor Industry Association Proving Ground. The paper discusses the principles governing the design of the facility and describes its use for the testing of car, truck and motorcycle tyres. The value of the facility to Dunlop is illustrated by specific cases where vehicle handling tests on the circuit may be related to tyre characteristics measured by other means. The facility is available for use by MIRA members, (industry, government departments, technical institutions, etc.) for the evaluation of the handling and stability of vehicles, or the effect of particular components.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 157-164

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C125/83, HS-036 351
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM