ROLLING RESISTANCE OF TRUCK TIRES AS MEASURED UNDER EQUILIBRIUM AND TRANSIENT CONDITIONS ON CALSPAN'S TIRE RESEARCH FACILITY

A test program to measure the rolling resistance characteristics of selected 11 x 22.5 truck tires was conducted at the Calspan Tire Research Facility (TIRF). Test data from this study provide a data base which contributes to the understanding of truck tire rolling resistance and its relationship to operating variables. The influences of tire wear, speed, load, torque, slip angle, inflation pressure, temperature, carcass construction, tread pattern and distance traveled on rolling resistance were investigated. A short description of the test program and a brief summary of the results are included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gusakov, I
    • Schuring, D J
    • Kunkel, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 212 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZM-5947-T, DOT-TST-78-1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 16 2002 12:00AM