This article discusses an optimum balance design technique for arriving at the best possible compromise in wet traction, dry traction, rolling resistance, and tread wear. Correlation or regression models of each property versus the independent variables, Tan delta and Shore A hardness, are developed. On a scale of 0-100, the optimum balance approach provided only a 61 overall goodness rating, which emphasizes the compromises that must be made when simultaneously trying to optimize these properties.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Communication Channels, Incorporated

    6151 Powers Ferry Road, N.W.
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30339-2941
  • Authors:
    • Schur, K M
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 18-23
  • Serial:
    • Elastomerics
    • Volume: 116
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Communication Channels, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 664
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM