Pneumatic Tires – Tire Terminology

The Pneumatic Tires: Terminology course is designed to provide learners in the tire industry, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), salespeople, distributors, suppliers, and tire service personnel, and any other interested individuals with a basic overview of pneumatic tires. Through helpful animations and interactives, learners are introduced to the basic aspects of pneumatic tires and their major components.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic functions of a tire.
  • Recognize the differences between tube-type/tubeless tires and bias/radial tires.
  • Identify and define the components of pneumatic tires.
  • Discuss the different roles each component plays within a tire.
Course Length: 2 HRS

Table of Contents

Pneumatic Tire Basics

  • Tube Type Vs Tubeless
    • Tube-Type Construction
    • Tubeless Construction
  • Bias Tires
  • Radial Tires

Pneumatic Tire Components

  • Bead
    • Bead Function and Material
    • Common Bead Bundle Shapes
    • Bead Reinforcement
    • Beads in Bias vs. Radial Tires
  • Chafer
    • Chafer Function
    • Chafer Material
  • Inner Liner
    • Inner Liner Function and Material
    • Inner Liners for Tubeless Tires
  • Carcass Plies
    • Carcass Plies Function
    • Carcass Plies Material
    • Number of Carcass Ply Layers
    • Carcass Plies in Bias vs. Radial Tires
  • Breaker Plies/Belts
    • Breaker Plies/Belts Function and Material
    • Breaker Plies/Belts in Bias vs. Radial Tires
  • Sidewall
    • Sidewall Function and Material
    • Sidewall Structure
  • Tread
    • Tread Function and Material
    • Tread Construction
    • Additional Tread Constructions
    • Tread Patterns

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