Accession Number:

ADA001698

Title:

Evaluation of the Brazilian Run-Flat Tire

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NEVADA AUTOMOTIVE TEST CENTER CARSON CITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

This test program was conducted by the Nevada Automotive Test Center during the months of April through June 1974 to determine the dynamic characteristics of a combat tire system manufactured in Brazil. The 9.00-16 bias ply tires were tested on the M715, 1 14 ton vehicle. Dynamic traction, rolling resistance, lateral stability and braking tests were run on wet asphalt surfaces using a standard military nondirectional mud and snow bias ply tire of the same size as a control. A 5000 mile durability test over paved, secondary and cross-country surfaces and a series of 25 mile run-flat missions concluded the dynamic phase of the program. Static spring rates and footprint analyses rounded out the test program.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE