A water depth measuring system has been developed to allow routine and efficient determination of water depths on road surfaces used for tire traction testing. The system consists of a multi-probe transducer unit (which attaches to the front bumper of most standard automobiles) and an in-car electronics package with direct digital and analog readout capabilities. Water depth measurements are taken at one foot (305 mm) intervals at vehicle speeds from two to five miles per hour (3.2 to 8.0 km/hr).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Allen, C V
    • Willett, R J
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780198
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM