Equipment for Measuring Forces and Moments on Passenger Tires 690077
A new machine for measuring tire engineering parameters is described. The machine measures forces and moments on a deflected, rolling tire as functions of slip angle, camber angle, and deflection. Ease of tire mounting, simple operation, and convenient data collection are important features of this machine. Typical measurements of cornering force, aligning torque, enveloping forces, and nonuniformity are presented.