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Engineering and Construction
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Compression Molded Tires An automobile is composed of various parts, both seen and unseen. The complexities embedded within the structure require every part to be present so as to perform the function of the whole machine. One of the most vital parts in an automobile is the tires.
They look like simple and homogenous materials, but actually they are mixtures of different kinds of materials, such as carbon black, rubber, inorganic and organic materials, wires or fabrics, designed for reinforcement and other release agents. They are intricately formed and manufactured so as to make them durable, flexible, and make them last long. There are many parameters in the design of tires to consider them as those having high quality. Tires are designed with tread, beads and sidewalls. Treads are the patterned and molded surfaces that come in contact with the road surface. The body and sidewalls gives the shape of the tire and the rubber covered beads embedded with metals and wires holds the wheel tires. The tread depth is the parameter that shows the wear and tear of the tire. It can be measured through the difference of the top of the rubber tread with the bottom of the deepest grooves of the tire. The tread wear percentage is calculated for the remaining usability of the entire tire. The maximum load for the tire is another important parameter that reveals the capacity of every tire to carry weight. The load of the tire is related to the overall size and diameter of the tire. Tires with higher loads are considered to have stronger internal construction. Another parameter considered in manufacturing tires is the inflation pressure. ...
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