ASTM International - ASTM F414-06
Standard Test Method for Energy Absorbed by a Tire When Deformed by Slow-Moving Plunger
|Publication Date:||1 August 2006|
|ICS Code (Road vehicle tyres):||83.160.10|
significance And Use:
This test method establishes a standard procedure of test and provides data that can be related to tire strength, but does not measure tire performance or establish specification or tolerances.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of tire plunger energy required to completely penetrate the tread area of an inflated tire as indicated by a rupture, loss of inflation pressure, sudden drop in plunger force or bottom-out. The test requires utilization of a laboratory testing machine capable of slowly penetrating the tread surface of a tire with a plunger having a hemispherical end.
1.2 This test method is applicable to pneumatic tires for vehicles normally used on the road.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information only.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.