Study of hydroplaning speed with variation of tire inflation pressure for smooth tire using analytical modeling

Kumar Anupam, T. F. Fwa

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Abstract

The hydroplaning speed of a vehicle is known to be a function of tire inflation pressure and water depth present on the pavement, as experimentally verified by many past researchers. The well known NASA hydroplaning, however, expresses the predicted hydroplaning speed only as function of tire inflation pressure. For the present study, analyses were performed using an analytical model for a wide range of tire inflation pressures (185kPa to 2000 kPa) such that it can cover passenger cars to commercial aircrafts. A smooth tire case with plane pavement surface is considered and verified against the NASA hydroplaning equation and another equation by Gallaway. It was found that the simulation results match very well with the predicted hydroplaning speeds given by the NASA hydroplaning equation for different tire inflation pressures.However the simulation predicted hydroplaning speeds were higher.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Transport Infrastructure
Subtitle of host publicationICTI 2008, April 23-26, Beijing, China
Publisher交通部科学研究院
Pages317-324
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventThe First International Conference on Transport Infrastructure - Beijing, China
Duration: 23 Apr 200826 Apr 2008

Conference

ConferenceThe First International Conference on Transport Infrastructure
Abbreviated titleICTI 2008
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period23/04/0826/04/08

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