GOODYEAR ROLLIGON TIRES - A New Approach to Vehicular Mobility 560193

The Goodyear Rolligon tire development program has partially explored a field of extremely low pressure tires and the application of these tires to vehicles as a means of extending vehicular mobility.
The tire characteristics explored have included:
  • Low ground bearing pressures.
  • Flexible tire surface and side wall.
  • Deflection at operating loads and pressures.
  • Low skin stresses in tire surface.
The program has also included the exploration of vehicle design concepts such as:
  • Utilization of walking beam.
  • Integral central inflation system.
  • Axle and peripheral drive and loading.
  • All wheel drive.
Field testing indicates that increased tired vehicle mobility has been achieved.


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