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ROLL RESISTANCE [2 records]

Record 1 2007-04-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Wheels and Tires (Motor Vehicles and Bicycles)
  • Energy (Physics)
CONT

Rolling resistance is the amount of energy a tyre absorbs as it revolves and deflects. The lower the rolling resistance the less fuel is required to propel the vehicle forward. Lowering the rolling resistance, however, has traditionally meant a reduction in wet grip performance, which of course is unacceptable.

OBS

rolling resistance: term proposed by the World Road Association.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Roues et pneus (Véhicules automobiles et bicyclettes)
  • Énergie (Physique)
CONT

À chaque tour de roue, le pneumatique se déforme pour épouser la route. L'ensemble des efforts permettant d'accélérer, de freiner ou de prendre des virages s'appliquent dans l'aire de contact. En se déformant, le pneu absorbe les irrégularités de la chaussée. C'est parce qu'il est déformable que le pneu assure adhérence et confort. Toutefois, en se déformant, les matériaux constitutifs du pneu s'échauffent et dissipent une partie de l'énergie transmise par le moteur : c'est le phénomène de résistance au roulement.

OBS

résistance au roulement : terme proposé par l'Association mondiale de la Route.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Ruedas y neumáticos (Vehículos automotores y bicicletas)
  • Energía (Física)
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Record 2 2002-10-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Suspension Systems (Motor Vehicles and Bicycles)
DEF

The turning moment or torque that the suspension makes when the body rolls and the suspension tries to pull the body back to its normal upright position. It is usually measured in lb-ft/degree of roll. When the springs are stiffer or when the perpendicular distance from the springs to the roll center is greater then the roll stiffness increases. As a result, the vehicle corners flatter.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Suspension (Véhicules automobiles et bicyclettes)

Spanish

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