COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF VEHICLE STABILITY AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS AS AFFECTED BY 'GENERIC' TIRE MIXTURES
Generic tire combinations were tested and evaluated on four basic vehicles; two military tactical types and two commercial types. The military vehicles were the M151, 1/4 ton, 4x4, Utility Truck, and the M35, 2-1/2 ton, 6x6, Cargo Truck. The commercial vehicles used to test the tire mixtures included a 2-axle School Bus of 66 children or 44 adult passenger capacity and a 5-ton Tractor-Trailer. It was definitely established that neither of the M151's could safely tolerate any mixture of bias and radial ply tires. The other four vehicles, being heavier, more stable, and of considerable longer wheelbase, could, however, perform with safety and with various degrees of steering ease when equipped with certain combinations of the generically different tire constructions.
Nevada Automative Test CenterCarson City, NV USA 89701
Army Tank-Automotive CommandWarren, MI USA 48090
- Barnett, C L
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Pagination: 138 p.
- TRT Terms: Bias (Statistics); Buses; Commercial vehicles; Maneuverability; Military transportation; Radial ply tires; School buses; Tires; Tractor trailer combinations; Vehicle safety; Wheel base
- Old TRIS Terms: Combinations; Radial tires; Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Highways; Motor Carriers; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00082942
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DAAE07-73-C-0293
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM