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Published on September 23, 2010

Historical Perspectives On Tire Rolling Resistance

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Date Published September 23, 2010

This presentation will review the fundamentals of the physics of Tire Rolling Resistance from a historical perspective. The intent is to review the early technology associated with the pneumatic tire as well as the basic technology identified in the 1970s (oil embargo circa 1972-1975 and energy crisis circa 1979). This background provides historical context and perspective for current interest in Tire Rolling Resistance.