Hydroplaning in its pure sense occurs infrequently. Thus, many feel that this fact implies that the study of hydroplaning can be of little practical importance. The error in this argument is revealed by demonstrating the applicability of results gained in the study of hydroplaning to the understanding of the general problem of wet traction. A description is given of the mathematical techniques that have recently been developed to assist in the study of hydroplaning (and wet traction). It is shown that these allow a unified theory to be presented for the major forms of hydroplaning--viscous and dynamic. A review of current research techniques including the use of moire fringes to measure the fluid film thickness distribution under a hydroplaning tire is given, and directions are indicated for needed future research.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at a symposium in Philadelphia on Surface Texture Versus Skidding: Measurements, Frictional Aspects, and Safety Features of Tire-Pavement Interactions.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

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

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM