This annual volume is now one of the tyre industry's leading sources of information on new technologies and techniques. It is a key reference source for technical managers, research engineers, and scientists in the industry. It has two sections, one on tyre design and materials, and one on tyre manufacturing and production, each containing many articles and papers. It covers changes being experienced by the tyre industry in many areas, ranging from additives and compounds to integrated TBMs, mixing, and increasing computer control of the tyre manufacturing process. Run-flat and self-sealing tyres are currently of special interest to manufacturers, and could eventually mean that spare tyres and wheels will no longer be required. Computers are also having even more extensive, but less expensive, effects on tyre development. Several software packages are now available that enable analysis and virtual testing on new tyre designs before they are completed. However, a well known incident showed that the use of computers alone is not a panacea, and that the skill and experience of designers, engineers, and tyre builders are essential to designing a tyre as an integrated whole. One of the papers, on the functional testing of winter tyres, is abstracted separately [See ITRD E105351].

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  • Publication Date: 1998


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  • Accession Number: 00795031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM