THE INFLUENCE OF TIRE PROPERTIES ON PASSENGER VEHICLE HANDLING. VOLUME II. TECHNICAL REPORT

The overall objectives of this research program to identify the properties of tires that affect vehicle dynamic response and to evaluate the degree to which the various tire parameters enter into this response. 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 parameters 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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 3, PB-239 217.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

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    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Roland, R D
    • RICE, R S
    • Dell'Amico, F
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 176 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Calspan-ZM-5350-K-2 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-3-727
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM