PRESSURE EFFECTS ON WORN PASSENGER CAR TIRE CARCASSES
Work is described to examine the value of hydrostatic proof pressure testing in selecting used tire carcasses for retreading. Preliminary experiments on single tire cords indicate that overloads close to rupture do not damage subsequent fatigue life. A selected population of used 15-inch passenger car tires was selected and burst hydrostatically yielding a wear burst pressure of 207 psi. Additional tires are to be retreaded after pressurization to 170 psi. Their performance on MVSS 109 will be compared with an unpressurized control set of tires which are also to be recapped.
University of Michigan, Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MI USA 48109
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
- CLARK, S K
- DODGE, R N
- LEE, D W
- Luchini, J
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Fatigue tests; Hydrostatic pressure; Hydrostatics; Nondestructive tests; Performance; Pressure; Quality assurance; Retreaded tires; Tests; Tire treads; Tires
- Uncontrolled Terms: Hydrostatic tests
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00091370
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-316
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM