THE INFLUENCE OF TIRE PROPERTIES ON PASSENGER VEHICLE HANDLING. VOLUME I - SUMMARY REPORT

The overall objectives of this research program were (1) to identify the properties of tires that affect vehicle response and to describe those effects in quantitative terms, and (2) to evaluate the degree to which the various tire parameters affect vehicle dynamic response and to assess their relative importance. The main elements of this research study involved: (1) a laboratory tire test program to measure the performance parameters of interest (braking and lateral force coefficients, aligning and overturning moments, etc.) on selected tires with specified construction properties, (2) a vehicle test program in which the effects of tires with different properties and paramenters were measured on four cars using nine wet and dry test maneuvers and (3) a fundamental vehicle simulation study designed to determine the effect of individual tire parameters on various vehicle performance metrics. This volume is the Summary Report which contains a concise summary of the technical approach and important results and conclusions of the program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

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    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225
  • Authors:
    • Roland, R D
    • RICE, R S
    • Dell'Amico, F
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083670
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS-801 323 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-3-727
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM