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Vehicle Wheel Separation: Causes & Consequences

By Richard Sherman
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Wheels that separate from a moving vehicle create two potentially deadly hazards; the first is a disabled vehicle with diminished braking ability and directional control/stability, the second is an…

Motorcycle Tire Failures

By Richard Sherman & Roland Hoover
Expert Article

Motorcycle tires are designed and constructed to support dynamic loads and forces on varying road surfaces and weather conditions. The type of tires used, how they are maintained, and environmental…

Determining if a Tire Failure Caused a Crash

By Richard Sherman
Expert Article

In this article, tire engineering expert, Richard Sherman discusses the process by which forensic engineers investigate failed tire events. His discussion includes a checklist of information that…

Tire Placement: Proper Placement of New Tires

By Richard Sherman
Expert Article

In this article, automotive engineer and tire expert, Richard Sherman addresses the often disputed topic of tire placement. This particular topic is an interesting example where industry standards and…