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Tire forces (Qdmtt)

Definition
The external forces acting on the tire by the road. Also, the portion of the gross vehicle weight imposed upon the static tire at the time of weighing, expressed in units of mass, due only to the vertically downward force of gravity acting on the total mass of the static vehicle. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
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Tire mechanics (Qdmt)
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Tire pressure (Qdmtp)