EVALUATION OF VARIOUS PASSENGER TIRE CONSTRUCTION FOR WET TRACTION PERFORMANCE

Three basic tire constructions (diagonal, bias belted, and radial) were evaluated via a designed experiment to determine the effect of tire construction on wet traction. Significantly, no one type of construction displayed an inherent advantage for straight ahead wet traction. In addition, investigation within the radial construction framework revealed that stabilizer ply material and angle have little influence on straight ahead wet traction. Tire construction was found to have a significant effect on wet cornering potential. /SAE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 27 February-3 March 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Speyer, A G
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190018
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780197, HS-025 342U
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1985 12:00AM