Preparation of Glass Beads as Tire Balancing Materials

타이어 밸런싱용 글래스 비드의 제조

  • Received : 2008.06.23
  • Accepted : 2008.10.17
  • Published : 2008.12.10

Abstract

Tire is one of the key components in automobiles. Especially, most vibrations during driving are resulted from the im-balancing of tire-wheel composites. In this study, this problem has been solved by using glass beads as a balancing material. In addition, the glass beads are coated using several materials to reduce the tendency of aggregation of glass beads.

Keywords

tire balancing;glass beads;coating material

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한밭대학교 화학소재상용화지역혁신센터(IACM RIC)

References

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