Twenty-four pairs of truck tires were tested for braking and cornering traction on two wetted pavements at 40 and 55 mph. Locked wheel braking force coefficient, peak braking force coefficient, and peak lateral force coefficient were measured. This sample was used to predict the traction performance of the truck tire population. Comparisons were made between truck tire and automobile tire populations. Correlations between various traction properties of truck tires were computed. Variability between 'identical' tires in traction performance was predicted, and the traction performance of various tire cornering properties in accident avoidance was discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ENSCO, Incorporated

    5400 Port Royal Road
    Springfield, VA  United States  22151

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Crash Avoidance Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • BOYD, P L
    • Neill, AHJ
    • Hinch, J A
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-732 Final Rpt., 1306-79
  • Contract Numbers: NHTSA-9-6227
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1980 12:00AM