The B. F. Goodrich Tire Dynamics Machine 620408

New materials and advanced car designs have increased the needs for tire testing facilities that can accomplish indoor evaluation of tire properties and performance. The new dynamics machine discussed here has been used successfully to measure forces exerted by loads, speeds, and other operating characteristics. This new road wheel test shows the sensitivity of the dynamics machine to tire properties depending on cornering response. The machine is economical and practical and extremely versatile, permitting many new tests that contribute to the application of new tire design concepts.


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