RESEARCH PAPERS: Vibrations Papers

Cord Force Measurements in Radial Tires

[+] Author and Article Information
J. D. Walter

Physics Division, Central Research Laboratories, The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

J. Eng. Ind 94(2), 678-682 (May 01, 1972) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3428228 History: Received September 01, 1970; Online July 15, 2010


Miniature force transducers in the form of strain gage instrumented tension links are used to measure the loads developed in the rayon cords in both the stabilizer and body plies of automobile tires of radial construction. These transducers are placed in series with the cord and are embedded in the rubber matrix of the tire during building. Cord forces are obtained at various wheel loads and inflation pressures for straight ahead rolling and cornering of the tires in operation. It is shown that a relatively simple formula can be used to theoretically predict the cord tension developed in the sidewall region due to inflation pressure.

Copyright © 1972 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In