Vloggest Lifestyle

Watch all your favorite videostars!
  • Share this video
  • facebook
  • Google+
  • Twitter
  • submit to reddit Reddit

Tire Load Sensitivity - Why Wide Tires Add Grip

Engineering Explained Follow
  • Video description
  • 7 years ago
  • 128,960 views
  • 2,523 likes
  • 455 comments
Car tires perform best when they are evenly loaded. Wider tires and even 50/50 weight distributions help allow for even pressure among the tires, allowing for better grip. As load increases on a tire, the coefficient of friction between the tire and the road decreases, thus the amount of lateral grip the tire has decreases. This video helps to explain why, which is a result of the viscoelastic properties of the rubber used in the tires. As the polymer chains which make up the tire stretch out, they become less resistant to additional strain.

Related Videos:
Traction Circle - http://youtu.be/JjCcFsGLpaM

Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe!
And don't forget to check out my Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained

To help create more videos, check out my Patreon page!
http://www.patreon.com/engineeringexplained

Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future!
http://www.howdoesacarwork.com

Now on Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13

NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
Vlogger of the day:

CutiePieMarzia

Marzia Bisognin (born 21 October 1992), better known by her YouTube name CutiePieMarzia, is an Italian internet personality. As of April 2016, her videos have earned over 498 million views, attrac...

read more

  • Comments
  • Related videos