Tests of two new polyurethane foam wheelchair tires

  title={Tests of two new polyurethane foam wheelchair tires},
  author={Judith Gordon and J J Kauzlarich and John G. Thacker},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  volume={26 1},
The performance characteristics of four 24-inch wheelchair tires are considered; one pneumatic and three airless. Specifically, two new airless polyurethane foam tires (circular and tapered cross-section) were compared to both a molded polyisoprene tire and a rubber pneumatic tire. Rolling resistance, coefficient of static friction, spring rate, tire roll-off, impact absorption, wear resistance, and resistance to compression set were the characteristics considered for the basis of comparison… CONTINUE READING


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