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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fancher Jr, P S
    • BERNARD, J E
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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