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 engineering logic conflict with conventional wisdom.
Tire placement and repair are frequently at issue in legal disputes when a recently serviced vehicle loses control and crashes. The experts at Robson Forensic can assist in the resolution of such disputes.
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 attorneys should gather when preparing to investigate such claims. He also discusses some of the challenges in performing these investigations.
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 conditions all contribute to how a tire wears and its expected lifespan.
In this article, Tire Engineer Richard Sherman and Vehicle Engineer Roland Hoover provide an overview of motorcycle tires and discuss the factors that contribute to motorcycle crashes.
Blown or punctured tires are common in the aftermath of many vehicle crashes. In these instances, our experts are sometimes retained to determine if tire damage contributed to the cause of the crash, or if tire damage occurred as the result of crash forces.
In this webinar video, tire engineering expert Richard Sherman provides an introductory level course on tire forensics.
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 uncontrolled wheel that is capable of striking people or objects that are a significant distance from the spot of origin. In this article, we discuss the common causes for wheel separation and the industry best practices for vehicle maintenance procedures.