ON THE IRREGULAR WEAR OVER TREAD BELT SEPARATIONS
|Date Published||September 12, 2006|
The present analysis uses data on irregular wear over artificially-created tread separations presented in ITEC 2004 . These data are separated into groups by tire inflation pressure. It was found that tires inflated to full inflation pressure had irregular tread wear over the separation that varied exponentially as the size of the separation. A mathematical model is developed for predicting the relative wear over a separation based on the base rate of wear of the tire.