Years of testing have led to the development of the most technologically advanced wheel ever produced – the E2. Through highly advanced modeling with finite element analysis, ESE’s composite engineering team is able to predict how our wheels will react in a plethora of real-world scenarios. Armed with that extensive data, ESE’s wheels are then put through their paces in both the lab and field, with the results being validated for strength, safety and performance.
Radial Impact Testing
The radial impact test assesses the stability of the wheel against severe damage or failure when driving through potholes or over large obstacles. Understanding that streets and highways aren’t always pristine, the E2 wheel has been rigorously tested to endure typical road hazards and proven to outperform comparable steel and aluminum wheels.
Curb Impact Testing
The curb impact test is a crucial test that evaluates the effects of repeated impact against a static surface, simulating a vehicle hitting a curb or other fixed object at a predetermined rate of speed. Even at low speed, curb and wheel contact can generate large impact forces. As with all other certification testing, the E2 wheels are designed and thoroughly tested to resist failure in damaging situations such as curb impacts.