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Significance and Use
This test method establishes a standard procedure of test and provides data that can be related to tire strength, but does not measure tire performance or establish specification or tolerances.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of tire plunger energy required to completely penetrate the tread area of an inflated tire as indicated by a rupture, loss of inflation pressure, sudden drop in plunger force or bottom-out. The test requires utilization of a laboratory testing machine capable of slowly penetrating the tread surface of a tire with a plunger having a hemispherical end.
1.2 This test method is applicable to pneumatic tires for vehicles normally used on the road.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries
E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines
F538 Terminology Relating to the Characteristics and Performance of Tires
F1082 Practice for Tires--Determining Precision for Test Method Standards
IEEE/ASTMSI10-02 American National Standard for Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modern Metric System
ICS Number Code 83.160.10 (Road vehicle tyres)
UNSPSC Code 25172500(Tires and tire tubes)
ASTM F414-09, Standard Test Method for Energy Absorbed by a Tire When Deformed by Slow-Moving Plunger, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top