Tire and Rim Fundamentals

  • Reza N. Jazar


Tires are the only component of a vehicle to transfer forces between the road and the vehicle. Tire parameters such as dimensions, maximum load-carrying capacity, and maximum speed index are usually indicated on its sidewall. In this chapter, we review some topics about tires, wheels, roads, vehicles, and their interactions.


Sport Utility Vehicle Rear Tire Rear Door Front Tire Curb Weight 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

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

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