Today’s Alaska Dispatch contains a feature story on Alaska’s ‘love affair’ with studded tires, with commentary and research from AUTC and its partners at the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. View the story by clicking here.
AUTC, the Institute of Northern Engineering, and ADOT&PF have a history of research on studded and studless tire performance in a variety of cold-region conditions. Below are several links to research and data summaries used for the Alaska Dispatch story.
A 2004 summary of DOT&PF and Washington Transportation Center research, by Dave Waldo:
Two earlier studies for the Institute of Northern Engineering by Jian John Lu: