Accession Number:

AD0773656

Title:

Lateral and Camber Force Characteristics of a Pair of Cross-Country Tires through a Large Range of Inflation Pressure, Normal Load, and Slip Angle.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J DAVIDSON LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

The report deals with the primary force input to wheeled vehicles intended to run on and off-roads, namely the cross-country tire in use on light military trucks. These tires, with tread known as Non-Directional Cross Country NDCC, have been in use since World War II and have not changed substantially since. Their off-road characteristics are relatively well known, but their dynamic properties on pavements have been studied little. Reported are data on the lateral force and camber thrust characteristics of a 7.00 x 16 NDCC tire. The data exhibit lateral force levels as a result of slip angle which are lower than might be expected for modern tires and an uncharacteristic bend in the camber thrust vs camber angle curve. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE