ROAD WEAR DUE TO THE NEW GENERATION OF STUDDED TYRES

VERSCHLEISS DURCH SPIKEREIFEN DER NEUEN GENERATION

The road surface wear caused by studded tyres of the so-called new generation was compared with tyres from the year 1971. Tests were carried out in the traffic simulator of the Research Institute of the Austrian Cement Manufacturers Association using Austrian tyres with textile belts and spikes having a plate diameter of 10 mm and French tyres with steel belts and spikes of plate diameter of 6 and 8 mm on surfaces of concrete, asphalt and synthetic resin mortar at speeds of 60, 80 and 100 km/h. In addition tests lasting two winters were carried out using vehicles to determine the variation in spike projection during the course of time. The studded tyres of the new generation were not as hard on pavements as tyres previously used. Because of the variations noted, a mean spike projection of 1,5 mm had to be allowed so as not to impair the function on black ice. A reduction of spike projection from the current 2 mm to 1,5 mm would reduce the road surface wear by not more than one third. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Fed Ministry for Building & Technology, Austria

    Stubenring 1
    A-1011 Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • SOMMER, H
  • Publication Date: 1977

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt. 61 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM