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Main Title An investigation of the fuel economy effects of tire related parameters /
Author Thompson, Glenn. ; Reineman, Marty
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Author Title of a Work
Reineman, Martin.
Reineman, Marty.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Standards Development and Support Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air, Noise and Radiation, Office of Mobile Source Air Pollution Control, Emission Control Technology Division, Standards Development and Support Branch,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA AA-SDSB-80-9
Stock Number PB80-201007
OCLC Number 173419716
Subjects Bias ply tires ; Fuel consumption ; Radial ply tires ; Rolling resistance ; Tests ; Tire pressure ; Fuel Economy Tests ; Tire Inflation Pressure ; Fuel Economy/ Miles per Gallon ; Bias-Ply Tires/ Crossply Tires
Additional Subjects Automobile tires ; Fuel consumption ; Rolling contact loads ; Rolling friction ; Internal pressure ; Radial tires ; Bias ply tires
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA AA-SDSB-80-9 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/03/2024
ELCD  EPA AA-SDSB-80-9 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 05/04/2011 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB80-201007 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 33 pages : charts ; 28 cm
A program was conducted on a test track to determine the fuel consumption effects of radial vs. bias-ply tires, two radial tires from different manufacturers, and increased tire pressure. The program was designed to eliminate ambient effects by running two identical test vehicles simultaneously and alternating the parameter of interest between the two vehicles. Five different tire types were used (including the original equipment manufacturer tires from the vehicles). This study demonstrated that radial tires were six percent more fuel efficient than bias-ply tires; the radial tires from one manufacturer were four percent more fuel efficient than radial tires from a different manufacturer; and radial tires inflated to 28 psig were three percent more fuel efficient than radial tires inflated to 20 psig. This program also determined that laboratory measurements of rolling resistance are good predictors of track fuel consumption.
Includes bibliographical references (page 26). Technical report. Cover title. "EPA-AA-SDSB-80-9." "May 1980."