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Tread Design Effect on Winter Traction
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1981 by SAE International in United States
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A variety of tread design features were hand carved into blank tread poly/steel radial passenger tires for winter traction testing. Included were variations in siping amount, depth, thickness, and angle as well as variations in the size and shape of tread elements. Testing involved drive traction and stopping distance testing on ice, packed snow, and soft snow. Increases in winter traction were noted with a number of test features that could be applied to tires now under development.
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CitationKing, T. and Matyja, F., "Tread Design Effect on Winter Traction," SAE Technical Paper 810067, 1981, https://doi.org/10.4271/810067.
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