R Lang & Associates
HOME ABOUT SPACE & AVIATION MEDICAL SCIENCE
Puncture-Resistant Tires (Pneumatic)
Standoff Technique versus Resistance Method: Left, sharp objects and thorns are stood-off by 7 - 9 mm layer. Right, a resistive layer attempts to prevent sharp objects from penetrating.
Two basic concepts to prevent inner-tube puncture on pneumatic tires are standoff and resistance. Other preventive measures include self-sealing inner tubes.