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The tire is the main component interacting with the road. The performance of a vehicle is mainly influenced by the characteristics of its tires. Tires affect a vehicle’s handling, traction, ride comfort, and fuel consumption. To understand its importance, it is enough to remember that a vehicle can maneuver only by longitudinal, vertical, and lateral force systems generated under the tires.

Keywords

Lateral Force Rolling Resistance Slip Angle Rolling Friction Longitudinal Force 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reza N. Jazar
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  1. 1.School of Aerospace Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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