TEXTURE, SKID RESISTANCE, AND THE STABILITY OF AUTOMOBILES IN LIMIT MANEUVERS

The capability of conventional automobile/tire systems to perform a variety of emergency maneuvers was determined. In general, this capability was quantified in terms of the maximum values of longitudinal and transverse vehicle accelerations that could be produced under specific conditions. These vehicle/tire performance measurements are compared directly with common indicators of available friction such as texture measurements and skid numbers. The texture measurements appear to correlate as well with vehicle performance as do direct friction measurements such as skid numbers and British Pendulum Numbers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Appeared in: Surface Texture Versus Skidding: Measurements, Frictional Aspects, and Safety Features of Tire-Pavement Interactions, A Symposium.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Hayes, G G
    • Ivey, D L
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM