The lug design factors affecting the traction force of tires are tested in a sandy loam soil. The lug length, angle, width and lug cross-sectional area are varied along with different normal loads and variable slip speeds in order to identify lug design for the best traction force. The soil reaction on rectangular tire lugs is analyzed by a mechanical model of three dimensional soil failure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the ASAE Winter Meeting held in Chicago, Illinois, December 14-17, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Agricultural Engineers

    2950 Niles Road, P.O. Box 410
    St Joseph, MI  United States  49085
  • Authors:
    • Ali, O S
    • McKyes, E
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASAE 76-1518
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM