THE EFFECT OF BELT MATERIALS ON PERFORMANCE OF RADIAL PASSENGER TIRES

The effect on radial passenger tire performance of the four most common belt materials fiberglass, Kevlar, rayon, and steel--is discussed in light of their contributions to tread band stiffness. The magnitude of the material effects on performance is compared to the magnitude of belt geometric design effects on performance. It is demonstrated that the belt material differences do have a significant effect on performance related directly to how the material differences affect tread band stiffness. It is also shown that other design effects can overwhelm differences due to material differences alone. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report is the result of the Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition held in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Goodrich (B F) Research and Development Center

    Brecksville, OH  United States 
  • Authors:
    • POTTINGER, M G
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 750405
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM