EVALUATION OF THE BRAZILIAN RUN-FLAT TIRE

This test program was conducted by the Nevada Automotive Test Center during the months of April through June 1974 to determine the dynamic characteristics of a combat tire system manufactured in Brazil. The 9.00-16 bias ply tires were tested on the M715, 1 1/4 ton vehicle. Dynamic traction, rolling resistance, lateral stability and braking tests were run on wet asphalt surfaces using a standard military nondirectional mud and snow bias ply tire of the same size as a control. A 5000 mile durability test over paved, secondary and cross-country surfaces and a series of 25 mile run-flat missions concluded the dynamic phase of the program. Static spring rates and footprint analyses rounded out the test program.

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  • Pagination: 35 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00080946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DAAE07-74-C-0109
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM