The objective of the study was to generate a comprehensive body of the major force and moment characteristics of passenger car and light truck tires currently distributed in the USA, and to present them in a form suitable for vehicle handling computer simulations. Major Program Elements: (1) Ranking of tire construction and performance parameters with respect to their influence on vehicle handling and control, to prevent testing for second and third order effects; (2) Selection of about 400 tires representing the current population of OE and replacement tires in USA; (3) Proof of good correlation between tire data measured on Calspan's Tire Research Facility and corresponding data measured on a passenger car; (4) Preparation of an empirical tire model; (5) Development of a test program; (6) Presentation of test results in a form readily applicable to tire studies and computer modeling.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Schuring, D J
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZM-5563-T-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00923
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM