A method of estimating the rolling resistance of pneumatic tires at temperature equilibrium state based on conditions at the start of rolling is proposed. The method employs an idealized, uniform source, one-dimensional heat flow model for the tire carcass and tread. Using known hysteretic loss properties and heat transfer coefficients of tire material, numerical computations were made of five tires of different constructions and the results compared with those obtained from experimental sources.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Biostatistics
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • CLARK, S K
    • LOO, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 013662-3-I, DOT/TST-76-93, Interim Report
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50113
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM