NEW GENERATION OF TIRE AND WHEEL ASSEMBLIES
Final rept. on Phase 1
FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA
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The project was a feasibility study to evaluate, singly and in combination, new design concepts for wheel and tire assemblies. Some of these were combined to delineate a type of tire and wheel assembly which should be outstanding in life, and minimal in vulnerability and maintenance. The new assembly will weigh no more than its present counterpart, and with further development may be reduced by as much as 30. On a unit-for-unit basis the new assemblies at present would cost more than the present ones, but on a cost- benefit basis, and with large quantity production, they are expected to be cheaper.
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