AUTOMOBILE TIRE HYDROPLANING. A STUDY OF WHEEL SPIN-DOWN AND OTHER VARIABLES
A study of the wet weather characteristics of five different pavements and ten different tires is presented. The pavements studied were a portland cement concrete, a seal coat surface treatment, a hot mix asphalt, a jennite surface and a longitudinally grooved portland cement concrete. The tires studied were several bias ply tires with different tread depths, a wide tire with full tread, a test standard tire, a smooth fiberglass belted tire and a full tread steel belted radial. In this study, wheel spin-down was used as the criterion for the detection of hydroplaning and the variables considered were tire tread depth, tire inflation pressure, water depth and wheel load. A sloping trough 800 ft. long, 30 in. wide and 4 in. deep was used in obtaining the data.
- Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., and Texas Highway Dept., Austin.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
Washington, DC United States 20590
Texas State Department of Highways & Public TranspP.O. Box 5051
Austin, TX United States 78763
- Stocker, A J
- Dotson, J T
- Ivey, D L
- Publication Date: 1974-8
- Pagination: 116 p.
- TRT Terms: Data collection; Highways; Hydroplaning; Inflatable structures; Loads; Losses; Moisture content; Pavement grooving; Pavements; Rainfall; Reviews; Rolling contact; Test facilities; Tests; Texture; Tire treads; Tires; Traction; Water; Wetting
- Uncontrolled Terms: Separation; Wet conditions
- Old TRIS Terms: Inflating; Water removal
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00090443
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-2-10-70-147-3F Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM