Preparation of T-156 Track and T-142 Pads with Restraining Band
Final technical rept.
GOODYEAR TIRE AND RUBBER CO ST MARYS OH
Pagination or Media Count:
The objective of this work was to produce T-142 pads and T-156 blocks containing a constraining band which would reduce stress within the rubber when the rubber is under load, thereby decreasing the amount of chunking. Laboratory analysis of T-156 blocks containing a restraining band showed that the band did provide improved sidewall stiffness. Production of the T-156 blocks and T-142 pads was very labor intensive and required extreme care in handling in order to produce acceptable parts. Alternate preparation methods would be required to make the concept production feasible. Keywords Mold design, Precut fabric, High strength.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Combat Vehicles