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Tire and Vehicle Dynamics, 3rd Edition by Hans Pacejka

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Chapter 12

Tire Steady-State and Dynamic Test Facilities

At various automotive and tire industrial companies and at a number of universities and institutes, test facilities are available for performing full-scale tire measurements to assess the tire force and moment generation properties. The test installation may be built on a truck or trailer that is equipped with a special wheel suspension and guidance system to which a measuring hub is attached. Typically, with such an over the road testing equipment, moderate speeds up to ca. 120 km/h can be reached. The frequencies with which the steer angle can be varied are relatively low. The camber angle is changed mechanically or through a hydraulic cylinder. The vertical load may be set at a desired ...

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