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NHTSA Report on tire aging

NHTSA Report on tire aging

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NHTSA Report on tire aging
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 Tire Aging:
A Summary of NHTSA’s Work
 
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 Tire aging refers to the reduction or loss in a tires materialproperties, which over time leads to a reduction of itsperformance capabilities.
Aged tires are prone to failure
Result of failure is potential loss of vehicle control
 Tire aging occurs whether a tire is driven or not
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 The mechanisms that occur in a tire that are most likely to affect the safetyof a tire are:
Chemical aging occurs in a tire due to combined effect of heat andoxygen ( Thermo-oxidative degradation ).
Mechanical aging results from stresses and strains that a tire incursduring normal use.
 The thermo-oxidative degradation is accelerated with higher temperaturesand is a contributing factor for tire failures.
 Tire aging failures tend to occur :
the high heat states
the summer months
during the day
while the vehicle is being driven at highway speeds
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