Decision Risk Analysis of the Run-Flat Folding Sidewall Tire
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI
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The purpose of the study was to raise the main issues and risks associated with the Run-Flat Folding Sidewall Tire. The basic principle for the Folding Sidewall Tire was independently developed by the B. F. Goodrich Company and has been funded by the U. S. Army Tank-Automotive Command TACOM since July 1967. Development has been tried on various size tires, but to date only the 7.00 X 16 size has been successfully accomplished. When loss of inflation occurs, the fire is fabricated to allow the sidewall to fold inward providing a triple layer for support. In the final evaluation, it was found that the standard tire was always more cost effective.
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