Tire Traction on Snow-Covered Pavements

  • Alan L. Browne


A generalized theory for the traction of a pneumatic tire on a snow-covered pavement is presented.

A general description of how a tire provides traction on snow is given with several aspects of the complex interaction being presented in detail. Snow is then classified on the basis of physical properties that are of importance in snow traction. Finally, a general mathematical theory for the traction of a pneumatic tire on snow is developed.


Shear Strength Traction Force Snow Layer Contact Patch Wheel Slip 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan L. Browne
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  1. 1.General Motors Research LaboratoriesWarrenUSA

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