INVESTIGATION OF A LOW-VARIABILITY TIRE TREADWEAR TEST PROCEDURE AND OF TREADWEAR ADJUSTMENT FOR AMBIENT TEMPERATURE. VOLUME 1. THE TEST PROCEDURES, STATISTICAL ANALYSES AND THE FINDINGS
The program was conducted to evalaute the variation in tire treadwear rates as experienced on identical vehicles during the various environmental exposure conditions of the winter, spring, and summer seasons. Tread loss was measured by determining the periodic loss in tread-groove depth and in total tire weight. Special investigations of (1) the effect of different drivers on treadwear results and (2) a means of determing projected mileage by using tire weight loss rates. The report contains a statistical analysis of the wear rates both in mils and grams per 1000 miles as they relate to the vehicle, season, environmental condition, driver, and how eight test sets each of four different manufacturer groups (total of 32 test sets) are variable within themselves.
- See also PB85-196343 and PB85-196350.
Southwest Research Institute6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
San Antonio, TX United States 78228-0510
- Pierce, R N
- Mason, R L
- Hudson, K E
- Staph, H E
- Publication Date: 1985-1
- Pagination: 105 p.
- TRT Terms: Statistical analysis; Temperature; Test procedures; Tire treads; Tires; Vehicle miles of travel; Wear
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment; I35: Miscellaneous Materials;
- Accession Number: 00450284
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SWRI-EFL-7928-1, DOT-HS-806 710
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 2004 8:59PM