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.
- Prepared in cooperation with Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association of the United States, Inc., Detroit, Mich.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48109
Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association320 New Center Building
Detroit, MI United States 48202
- Ervin, R D
- MacAdam, C C
- Fancher, P S
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 220 p.
- TRT Terms: Braking; Dryness; Dynamometers; Equipment tests; Information processing; Loads; Measurement; Pavements; Road tests; Shear properties; Testing equipment; Tires; Traction; Trucks
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dry conditions
- Old TRIS Terms: Test equipment
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Motor Carriers; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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