INNOVATIVE RUN FLAT SYSTEMS
Journal of KONES Powertrain and Transport
One of the most essential threats to the mobility of wheeled vehicles is their relatively high sensitivity to tire damage. Tires can be damaged as a result at vehicle-targeting fire, after running on a mine or an improvised charge. The purpose of the article is to analyze the current technical solutions in wheeled vehicle tires, allowing for the unobstructed use of the vehicle despite the damage of one or several tires (RUN FLAT systems). Since RUN FLAT systems have become increasingly popular
... creasingly popular in passenger cars as well, the article contains partial references to civilian solutions. One should remember that RUN FLAT systems are not only to guarantee vehicle mobility following the loss of pressure in the tire in straight-line motion, but also crew safety providing sufficient driving level and stability at longer distances. The article presents solutions of this type, applied not only in military vehicles, but also considers research-structural works implemented by ROSOMAK S.A. in cooperation with other centres. The works presented in this article were financed by ROSOMAK S.A. and National Research and Development Centre (NCBiR) (project SPB -RolRes, agreement no PBS1/A6/1/2012).