An analysis is presented for the influence of test drum curvature on stress levels and resulting rolling resistance forces in pneumatic tires. The influence of test method on the measurement of rolling loss is also considered, and expressions are derived allowing rolling resistance measurements made on cylindrical drums to be transformed to flat surface values. Experimental verification is presented for the major conclusions.

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    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • CLARK, S K
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Pagination: 35 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00151151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMICH-013662-2-I, DOT/TST-76/74
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50113
  • Files: NTIS, NTL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2002 12:00AM