VEHICLE-IN-USE LIMIT PERFORMANCE AND TIRE FACTORS. THE TIRE IN USE
The influence of tire-in-use factors (inflation pressure, replacement mixes, and wear) on the steering and braking response of automobiles is examined through analysis, simulation, laboratory and over-the-road tire testing, and vehicle testing. Results for a 1971 Mustang and a 1973 Buick station wagon illustrate the influence of tire-in-use factors on (a) the open-loop braking and/or turning performance in drastic maneuvers on wet and dry surfaces, and (b) the understeer/oversteer factor for maneuvers involving lateral accelerations below 0.3 g.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48109
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Fancher Jr, P S
- BERNARD, J E
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Pagination: 34 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Brakes; Braking; Dynamic loads; Inflatable structures; Rolling friction; Steering; Testing; Tires; Wear; Wheels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response
- Old TRIS Terms: Inflating
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00090572
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-PF-75-1-1 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-031-3-693
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM