THE EFFECT OF BELT MATERIALS ON PER FORMANCE 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 materials effects on performance is compared to the magnitude of belt material differences do have a significant effect on performance related directly to how the material differences effect tread band stiffness. It is also shown that other design effects can overwhelm differences due to material differences alone. /GMRL/

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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00098905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #74040S
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM