Research Report RR:F09-1002

    Eighteen individuals volunteered to form a group representing a cross section of the tire industry from manufacturers and suppliers to independent testing labs and consultants as well as NHTSA observers. Since then, the task group has grown to forty members with consistent, active participation from fifteen to twenty members. The mission of the task group was to Identify, develop, and propose appropriate road wheel tests for DOT marked, load range F-and-above, radial tires in consideration of = anticipated NHTSA FMVSS 119 revisions. specified. Work began with field trials in May, 2005 and continued with data analysis, model development, FEA, and test development through September, 2008. The work was accomplished through voluntary contributions of personnel, equipment, and facility resources.This report covers the total of the activities and results of the task group. The information in this report has been vetted by the members of the task group and is approved for publication. Discussions and conclusions contained herein apply only to the classes of tires included in this work. The task group reserves the right to modify conclusions and/or recommendations within this report based upon any subsequent work and experience.

    Published: April 2010

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    Related Standards

    F2779-10(2016) Standard Practice for Commercial Radial Truck-Bus Tires to Establish Equivalent Test Severity Between a 1.707-m (67.23-in.) Diameter Roadwheel and a Flat Surface

    Committee F09 on Tires