THE LONGITUDINAL TRACTION CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUCK TIRES AS MEASURED ON DRY PAVEMENTS

A mobile traction dynamometer has been constructed and applied in over-the-road measurements of the braking traction of truck tires. An experimental program is described in which a sample of heavy truck tires has been tested to provide baseline characterizations of the first-order sensitivity of 'slip' behavior to load, velocity, and pavement type. The overall findings are presented in the form of cross plots of 'peak' and 'slide' traction numerics while complete slip curves are presented in an appendix. The test machine, its operation, and the processing of the generated data are discussed in substantial detail.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association of the United States, Inc., Detroit, Mich.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association

    320 New Center Building
    Detroit, MI  United States  48202
  • Authors:
    • Ervin, R D
    • MacAdam, C C
    • Fancher, P S
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 220 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-PF-75-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM