Unformatted text preview: Automobile Tires
By John Paul Jordan MEEN 3344 History
First inflatable tire was invented in 1845 in Scotland First radial tire was invented in 1946 by Michelin but it was not popular in the US until 1970s Design of Radial Tires
Bead secures the tire on the wheel Sidewall provides lateral stability Treads starts out smooth before going through the curing process Recycling
1989-Only 10% of tires were recycled Now over 80% of tires are recycled -130 million for fuel -56 million recycled for civil engineering projects Varieties of Tires Future of tires?
Tweel Deforms over road hazards Absorbs shock Does not require air Developed by Michelin References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire http://www.officemuseum.com/photo_gallery_1 http://auto.howstuffworks.com/tire1.htm http://www.britishmint.com/eurodollar_Loans.h http://www.gizmag.com/go/3603/ ...
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- Spring '08
- Tire, Michelin, radial tires, automobile tires, Paul Jordan MEEN