A mobile dynamometer system has been developed for use in measuring the lateral and longitudinal traction properties of truck tires on actural paved surfaces. The apparatus is described, together with certain practices which are employed in its use. Data are presented covering basic characteristics measured with the longitudinal-testing portion of this apparatus. The data describe those sensitivities of truck tire traction which are of first-order relevance to the limit braking behavior of heavy trucks on dry pavements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was presented at a symposium in Ann Arbor on Commercial Vehicle Braking and Handling.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Ervin, R D
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM