VEHICLE-IN-USE LIMIT PERFORMANCE AND TIRE FACTORS. THE TIRE IN USE. APPENDIX A,B,C
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. The investigation shows that differences in tire mechanical properties between the front and rear wheels (as caused by tire-in-use factors) can cause significant and potentially dangerous changes in limit response and from the stability and control characteristics intended by the vehicle manufacturer.
- See also PB-240 783 and PB-241 129.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48109
Washington, DC United States 20590
- BERNARD, J E
- Fancher Jr, P S
- Gupta, R
- Moncarz, H
- Segel, L
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Pagination: 264 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Braking; Durability; Inflation; Loads; Motor vehicles; Pavements; Pressure; Shear properties; Skid resistance; Steering; Temperature; Testing; Tire treads; Tires; Vehicle performance; Velocity; Wear
- Old TRIS Terms: Sheer properties
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00090645
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-PF-75-1-2 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-031-3-693
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM