Use of Side Door Intrusion Test Facility for TYRE Strength Test
Amey G Badar1, Sagar B Bangar2, Vinayak Sudalai3
1Amey G. Badar, Mechanical Engg. Dept, Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil Institute of Technology, University of Pune, India.
2Sagar B. Bangar, Mechanical Engg. Dept, Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil Institute of Technology, University of Pune, India.
3Vinayak A. Sudalai, Mechanical Engg. Dept, Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil Institute of Technology, University of Pune, India.
Manuscript received on March 12, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 13, 2013. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2013. | PP: 821-825 | Volume-2, Issue-4, April 2013. | Retrieval Number: D1603042413/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: For the certification of any tyre to be declared legal and safe to be used on roads it is mandatory that it is tested at an accredited homologation lab. One of the mandatory test for this purpose is the plunger test where the tyre is tested for its strength. Also present in homologation labs is the side door intrusion test which is in use less frequently. This paper deals with the design, fabrication and testing of an adapter assembly by which we are able to increase the utility of the side door intrusion test facility by using it to conduct the tyre strength test. This project was conducted at the Homologation lab at The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune. The ARAI is a Research Institute of the Automotive Industry with the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India.
Keywords: Adaptor, Automotive Certification, Plunger Test, Side-door Intrusion test, Tyre strength test.