Abstract

A process is suggested for improving the rubber‐cord composite in a radial tire through precision stage‐by‐stage molding of its parts. This starts by casting an inner elastomeric envelope of the carcass from a liquid oligomer mix. The full molding technology uses acoustic and resonance effects to optimize the degree of order of the structure and of rubber uniformity. The resultant precision tires should have a higher degree of order of both macro‐ and microstructure than do present commercial tires. Reduced stress concentration in locations that have high failure rates in commercial tires are considered. A new theory, CSSOT, is used for optimizing tires from results of stress‐strain cycles.

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