GASOLINE CONSUMPTION, TIRE WEAR AND COEFFICIENTS OF FRICTION ON VARIOUS ROAD SURFACES

GASOLINE AND OIL CONSUMPTION TESTS INDICATE VARIATIONS IN COST DUE TO CHANGES IN SPEED FAR OUT-WEIGH SURFACE EFFECTS. AT 52 MPH GASOLINE MILEAGE WAS REDUCED 22% FROM THAT AT 33 MPH, AND OIL CONSUMPTION WAS 5 TIMES GREATER AT THE HIGHER SPEED. TIRE WEAR NOT ONLY VARIED WITH TYPE OF SURFACE, BUT ON HIGH GRADE TYPES AT 52 MPH, TIRE WEAR INCREASED ABOUT 2.7 TIMES OVER THAT AT 33 MPH. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 16, pp 50-68, 6 FIG, 8 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Moyer, R A
    • Tillapaugh, H W
  • Publication Date: 1937

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. November 18-20, 1936
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  • Accession Number: 00201913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 8 1971 12:00AM