Steering and Handling Performance During a Full Tire Tread Belt Separation

@inproceedings{Tandy2011SteeringAH,
  title={Steering and Handling Performance During a Full Tire Tread Belt Separation},
  author={Donald F. Tandy and Robert J. Pascarella and B. Nicholas Ault and Clay Coleman and Kenneth T. Tandy},
  year={2011}
}
In this study, tests were performed with modified tires at the various front and rear positions on seventeen different vehicles to determine the effect of a full tire tread belt separation on a vehicle at highway speeds. The driver's steering and braking inputs were measured along with the vehicle responses during the event. The results show that the forces of a full tread belt separation generally do not force a vehicle out of a driver's control and that only small steering corrections are… CONTINUE READING