MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR PNEUMATIC TIRE HYDROPLANING
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.
- Presented at a symposium in Philadelphia on Surface Texture Versus Skidding: Measurements, Frictional Aspects, and Safety Features of Tire-Pavement Interactions.
American Society for Testing and Materials100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA USA 19428-2957
- BROWNE, A L
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Features: Figures; Photos; References;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Hydroplaning; Mathematical analysis; Pavements; Rolling contact; Skid resistance; Surface course (Pavements); Texture; Tires; Traction
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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