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    ASTM E1551 - 16(2020)

    Standard Specification for a Size 4.00-8 Smooth Tread Friction Test Tire

    Active Standard ASTM E1551 | Developed by Subcommittee: E17.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03

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    This specification covers the design and construction standards, material and physical requirements, and test methods for a special purpose smooth-tread standard tire utilized on fixed braking slip continuous friction measuring equipment such as the runway friction tester, surface friction tester, or BV-11 skiddometer trailer for measuring tire-pavement friction forces. When tested with appropriate methods, the tread compounds shall conform to specified values of physical properties such as tensile sheet cure, 300 % modulus, specific gravity, tensile strength, elongation, and tire tread durometer performance.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the general requirements for a special purpose, smooth tread standard tire for measuring tire-pavement friction forces. The tire is utilized on fixed braking slip continuous friction measuring equipment such as the Runway Friction Tester, Surface Friction Tester, or BV-11 Skiddometer Trailer.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D297 Test Methods for Rubber ProductsChemical Analysis

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic ElastomersTension

    D1054 Test Method for Rubber Property--Resilience Using a Goodyear-Healey Rebound Pendulum

    D1765 Classification System for Carbon Blacks Used in Rubber Products

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber PropertyDurometer Hardness

    D3182 Practice for RubberMaterials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets

    Other Documents

    Advisory Circular 150/5320-12 Measurement, Construction and Maintenance of Skid Resistant Airport Pavement Surfaces Available from U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20591.

    BV-11 Skiddometer TrailerInstruction and Servicing Manual

    DOT/FAA/AS-90-1 Reliability and Performance of Friction Measuring Tires and Friction Equipment Correlation Available from National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161, http://www.ntis.gov.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.160.10 (Road vehicle tyres)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25172500(Tires and tire tubes)

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/E1551-16R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1551-16(2020), Standard Specification for a Size 4.00-8 Smooth Tread Friction Test Tire, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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