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Generation of Electric Charges by moving Rubber-Tired Vehicles

Mackeown, S. S. and Wouk, Victor (1943) Generation of Electric Charges by moving Rubber-Tired Vehicles. Electrical Engineering, 62 (5). pp. 207-210. ISSN 0095-9197. doi:10.1109/EE.1943.6435725.

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The current flowing to ground from an automobile, whose rear wheels were turning on a dynamometer, was measured. The magnitude of the constant current measured, in the order of microamperes, shows that the vehicle is electrically charged by conduction through the tires. The experimental results are consistent with the conception of a simple equivalent circuit. These results were checked by road tests. Calculation shows that the tires are usually conducting sufficiently to discharge a car in a short time after it has stopped moving.

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Additional Information:© 1943 AIEE. Paper 43-50, recommended by the AlEE committee on basic sciences for presentation at the AIEE national technical meeting, New York, N. Y., January 25-29, 1943. Manuscript submitted May 22, 1942; made available for printing December 21, 1942. The experimental work was financed by a grant from the American Petroleum Institute for a study of the production of electric charges in handling petroleum products, and the results described in this paper constitute a part of that program. The authors acknowledge the assistance of Harold Albin, Pasadena, Calif., who made available the use of his dynamometer for this work.
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Official Citation:S. S. Mackeown and V. Wouk, "Transactions section: Preprint of corresponding pages from the current annual AIEE transactions volume," in Electrical Engineering, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 207-210, May 1943.
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