The cornering, or lateral force response of heavy‐duty truck tires, has been evaluated on real road surfaces at speeds of 10–60 km/h. The special mobile truck tire dynamometer has a two‐test‐tire carriage mounted just ahead of the rear support tires of an articulated truck (tractor) trailer. Equal slip angles may be applied simultaneously to both test tires.
The frequency response was evaluated by typical phase angle methods. The phase angle (lag of lateral force behind instantaneous angle) increased with frequency (time rate of application of angle) and decreased with increasing speed.