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2015-09-14 ...
  • September 14-17, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Greenville, South Carolina
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
                                                                 Understanding vehicle dynamics is one of the critical issues in the design of all vehicles, including heavy trucks. This seminar provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of heavy truck dynamics. It covers all of the critical subsystems that must be considered by designers and decision makers in determining the effect of various components on heavy truck dynamics. This seminar begins where the tires meet the ground, progressing up through the various components and bringing together the theory and practice of heavy truck dynamics.
2015-08-17 ...
  • August 17, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Rosemont, Illinois
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
This seminar provides an introduction to several critical aspects of heavy truck dynamics. The comprehensive presentation and discussion will begin with the mechanics and dynamics of heavy truck tires, followed by steering dynamics, and finally moves participants into suspension kinematics and dynamics. Starting at the ground and moving up, this seminar explores the important dynamic aspects of each subsystem and how each is related to the overall truck dynamics.
2015-06-23
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This session includes papers regarding vehicle exterior or interior tire/pavement noise.
2015-06-23
Event
This session includes papers regarding vehicle exterior or interior tire/pavement noise.
2015-06-16 ...
  • June 16, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
One of the most important safety critical components on cars, trucks, and aircraft is the pneumatic tire. Vehicle tires primarily control stopping distances on wet and dry roads or runways and strongly influence over-steer/under-steer behavior in handling maneuvers of cars and trucks. The inflated tire-wheel assembly also acts as a pressure vessel that releases a large amount of energy when catastrophically deflated. The tire can also serve as a fulcrum, both directly and indirectly, in contributing to vehicle rollover. This seminar covers these facets of tire safety phenomena.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2196
Farokh Kavarana, Scott Fritz, John DeYoung
Recent trends in vehicle light-weighting and tire design requirements have created an increased awareness to tire flat-spotting. Tire flat-spotting occurs when tires remain in a loaded condition without rolling for an extended period of time. Tire flat-spotting can either be temporary or permanent depending on the length of storage and other environmental factors. Tire non-uniformity caused due to flat- spots often induce shake and shimmy vibration in vehicles due to increased tire-wheel force variation input into the chassis. This can result in increased warranty costs for OEMs as well as customer dissatisfaction exhibited in third party quality surveys like the annual J. D. Power IQS. While tire flat-spotting can occur during vehicle shipping process, it is particularly of concern for slow moving vehicle inventory that remains at manufacturing plants and/or dealership parking lots for extended periods of time.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2195
Youichi Kamiyama
Tire cavity noise has long been one of the main road noise issues, as it is close to a pure tone and produces reverberations, which makes it an unpleasant noise for vehicle occupants. Various ideas for devices to reduce tire cavity noise have been patented or discussed in technical reports, but many issues remain for commercialization, and at present only some tires have appeared as products. Therefore, technology was developed for mounting Helmholtz resonators on the wheels, enabling reduction of tire cavity noise without placing restrictions on the tires. The advantage of this technology is that the cost and productivity targets needed for mass production can be satisfied without impairing the tire and wheel functions.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2193
Masami Matsubara, Daiki Tajiri, Makoto Horiuchi, Shozo Kawamura
Generally as change of vibration characteristics of a tire, natural frequency of a load and rolling tire is lower than that of an unrolling tire. This phenomena is considered to be due to the change of tire stiffness. Early studies described the reason why the change was caused by property of rubber material. One of the evaluation tire stiffness is sidewall stiffness. This stiffness, which have an influence on tire vibration characteristics, is also important design parameter for carry the vehicle body. Tire sidewall is parts of resisting the tension due to inflation pressure. Hence, it is considered that tire sidewall stiffness is decided by tension of inflation pressure and structural dynamic characteristics including property of rubber material. It is necessary to reveal the dynamic characteristic of tire sidewall stiffness. This study describes tire sidewall stiffness as difference of inflation pressure.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2194
Giorgio Bartolozzi, Marco Danti, Guido Nierop, Andrea Camia
Within the automotive industry, a typical way to account for tires in a roadnoise mission simulation is to use the “modal model” supplied by tire manufacturers. Even though this kind of models is certified by the suppliers and is very simple to use, it has the drawback to be disconnected from the physical description of the tire. This reflects in limiting the carmaker company to be able only to request certain modal characteristics to the supplier. The aim of this paper is to present an accurate, yet easy to use, methodology to develop an FE model of a tire, to be used in a full-vehicle simulation. The determined model must be connected to the tire physical properties. These properties are not measured directly, but determined by tuning a properly created geometric FE model to the measured point inertances of the inflated tire. This allows creating the model only by using an optimization algorithm to tune such properties.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2199
Rui Cao, J Stuart Bolton
Experimental measurements of tire tread band vibration have provided direct evidence that higher order structural-acoustic modes exist in tires, not just the well-known fundamental mode. These modes display both circumferential and radial pressure variations. The theory governing these modes has thus been investigated. A brief recapitulation of the previously-presented coupled tire-acoustical model based on a tensioned membrane approach will be given, and then an improved tire-acoustical model with a ring-like shape will be introduced. In the latter model, the effects of flexural and circumferential stiffness are considered. This improved model accounts for propagating in-plane vibration in addition to the essentially structure-borne flexural wave and the essentially airborne longitudinal wave accounted for in the previous model. The longitudinal structure-borne wave “cuts on” at the tire’s circumferential ring frequency.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2197
Stijn Vercammen, Fabio Bianciardi, Peter Kindt, Wim Desmet, Paul Sas
In the context of the reduction of traffic-related noise the research reported in this paper contributes to the development of low noise tyres. Two measurement techniques have been analyzed for exterior noise radiation characterization of a loaded rotating slick tyre on a rough road surface. On one hand sound pressure measurements at low spatial resolution with strategically placed microphones on a half-hemisphere around the tyre/road contact point have been performed. This technique provides a robust solution to compute the (overall) sound power level. On the other hand sound intensity measurements at high spatial resolution by means of a scanning intensity probe, LMS Soundbrush, have been performed. This technique allows a more detailed spatial visualization of the noise radiation and helps in getting more insight and better understanding of the acoustical phenomena.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2198
Masami Matsubara, Nobutaka Tsujiuchi, Takayuki Koizumi, Akihito Ito, Kensuke Bito
Tires of passenger cars greatly influence the performance of NVH (Noise, Vibration and harshness). Especially, it is important to reveal the tire vibration characteristics because there is a strong correlativity between the tire vibration and the interior noise of passenger cars as against road noise, one of the NVH performance. Early studies on the tire vibration characteristics for road noise focused on tire vibration of radial direction, circumferential mode is known, because this mode is dominant in vertical spindle force. However, recent studies of NVH prediction with development, including tires as car substructure, found that not only the circumferential mode, but also the lateral bending mode affect interior noise. Tire vibration mode making noise and vibration problem differs depending on axle vibration direction, and it is demand a comprehensive approach for this problem. This paper presents a new approach for evaluation of natural frequency of tire.
2015-06-15 ...
  • June 15, 2015 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
The principal functions of the pneumatic tire are to generate driving, braking, and cornering forces while safely carrying the vehicle load and providing adequate levels of ride comfort. This seminar explains how tire forces and moments are generated under different operating and service conditions and, in turn, demonstrates how these forces and moments influence various vehicle responses such as braking, handling, ride, and high-speed performance. The content focuses on the fundamentals of tire behavior in automobiles, trucks, and farm tractors, but also includes experimental and empirical results, when necessary.
2015-04-22
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The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum to bring together researchers do discuss and disseminate the research on tire and wheel technology. Examples of topics to this symposium include (but are not limited to) nonlinear behavior of tires and wheels, static/dynamic stress analysis, nonlinear material modeling, contact stress, impact, noise, vibration, traction, hydroplaning, effect of tires on vehicle performance, rolling resistance, and durability. Session 1/2
2015-04-22
Event
The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum to bring together researchers do discuss and disseminate the research on tire and wheel technology. Examples of topics to this symposium include (but are not limited to) nonlinear behavior of tires and wheels, static/dynamic stress analysis, nonlinear material modeling, contact stress, impact, noise, vibration, traction, hydroplaning, effect of tires on vehicle performance, rolling resistance, and durability. Session 2/2
2015-04-21
Event
Focusing on tire and terrain mechanics modeling for load simulations, tire model development, parameters identification, and sensitivity analyses, tire test development, road profile characterization, effective road profile development, and interactions between tire, suspension/steering/brake systems, and different terrains, spindle loads/travel variation characteristics from deterministic and rough roads, terramechanics, tire noise, rolling resistance and correlation studies.
2015-04-20
Event
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1586
Guirong Zhuo, Jin Wang, Fengbo Zhang
The automobile driving system, of which tire is an important part, ensures the drivability handing stability and riding comfort of the vehicle. The magic formula tire model is put forward by H.B.Pacejka, which is a semi-empirical tire model. The magic formula tire model is a steady state tire model that can accurately reflect the tire characteristics. This model may fully express longitudinal force, lateral force, self-aligning torque, turning torque, rolling resistance torque and longitudinal and lateral force for combined slips mode. It has highly commonality and is the most widely used tire model in study of vehicle dynamics nowadays. Also the magic formula tire model has disadvantage. The model contains too much parameters, so that the method of parameter identification of magic formula tire model is too complex, which course an inconvenience in the engineering application.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1510
Edoardo Sabbioni, Davide Ivone, Francesco Braghin, Federico Cheli
Estimation of friction coefficient and sideslip angle represents a key-point for improving control systems for vehicle safety, e.g. ESP (Electronic Stability Control), VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control), etc. A model-based approach (state observer or Kalman filter) is generally used on purpose. Benefits induced by in-tyre sensors on sideslip angle and friction coefficient estimation are investigated in this paper. Thus tyre cornering force measurements are added to the ones usually present on-board vehicle (steer angle, lateral acceleration and yaw rate) and used to implement an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) based on a single-track vehicle model. Tyre-road contact forces are assumed to be provided once per wheel turn by a smart tyre constituted of two tri-axial accelerometers glued on the tyre inner liner. Performance of the proposed observer is evaluated on a series of handling maneuvers and its robustness to road bank angle and tyre/vehicle parameters variation is discussed.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1518
Emmanuel O. Bolarinwa, Oluremi Olatunbosun
Three-dimensional (3D) Finite element (FE) tyre models have been widely used for tyre design, vehicle design and dynamic investigations. Such tyre models have the inherent advantage of covering a wide range of tyre modelling issues such as the detailed tyre geometry and material composition, in addition to an extensive coverage of tyre operational conditions such as the static preload, inflation pressure and driving speed. Although tyre vibration behaviour, in different frequency ranges are of general interest, both for the vehicle interior and exterior noise, the present study is limited to a frequency of 100 Hz which is prevalent in most road induced NVH ride and handling problems. This study investigates tyre vibration behaviour using a propriety FE code. Such investigation plays an important role in the study of vehicle dynamics.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1522
Takahiro Yokoyama, Koji Hiratsuka, Shinya Notomi
Users drive at relatively high speeds during the winter season, and maneuvering on snow-covered roads is a key performance for drivers. Demands are increasing for tires with lower rolling resistance. Tire patterns were developed similar to summer tires with reduced grooving and tire patterns with shallower grooves. This required techniques that predict maneuverability on snow-covered roads. This study treated maneuverability on snow-covered roads as maneuverability in the grip region, and verified the correlation between subjective evaluation using vehicles and tire stand-alone characteristics. Indexes were clarified for the tire contact patch and the physical properties of the tread rubber, which are prerequisites for securing grip in the normal-use. Typical index values for indexes were investigated using the surface pressure distribution obtained by a tire contact and surface pressure measuring system.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1524
Ping Chen, Nan Xu, Konghui Guo, Rongsheng Liu
Tire lateral force is essential to vehicle handling and stability under cornering. However, it is difficult for engineers to get tire lateral force under high loading condition due to the loading ability limitation of most tire test machine in the world. Widely used semi-empirical tire lateral force models are obtained by curve-fitting experiments data and don’t possess load prediction ability. The objective of this paper is to predict the tire lateral force model under high-load condition based on low-load tire data. The nonlinear characteristic of tire cornering stiffness vary with load is greatly affected by tire carcass compliance. In this paper, a theoretical tire lateral model was built by considering carcass complex deformation. Combined with the relationship between half-length of tire contact patch and load, the non-linear characteristic of tire cornering stiffness vary with load was obtained.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-0625
Manfred Baecker, Axel Gallrein, Michael Roller
Abstract The tire plays a fundamental role in the generation of acoustically perceptible driving noise and vibrations inside the vehicle. An essential part of these vibrations is induced by the road excitation and transferred via the tire into the vehicle. There are two basic ways to study NVH behavior: Simulations in time and frequency domains. The system can be simulated using a transient simulation method with the disadvantage of high simulation and process turnaround times. Alternatively, a linearization around a stationary state is performed and solved in frequency domain with fast numerical schemes. Modelling the tire transfer behavior in frequency domain requires special attention to the rotation of the tire. This paper shows the approach taken by the authors to include the transfer behavior in the frequency range up to 250 Hz from geometric road excitations to resulting spindle forces in frequency domain. Special care has been used in the modelling of local road excitations.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-1601
Long Chen, Mingyuan Bian, Yugong Luo, Keqiang Li
Abstract This paper proposes an estimation method of road-tire friction coefficient for the 4WID EV(4-wheel-independent-drive electric vehicle) in the pure longitudinal wheel slip, lateral sideslip and combined slip situations, which fuses both estimated longitudinal and lateral friction coefficients together, compared with existing methods based on a tire model in one single direction. Unscented Kalman filter (UKF) is introduced to estimate one-directional friction coefficient based on a modified Dugoff tire model. Considering the output results for each direction as a signal for the same target with different noise, MSE-weighted fusion method is proposed to fuse these two results together in order to reach a higher accuracy. The tire forces are estimated with the benefits of the 4WID EV that the driving torque and rolling speed of each wheel can be accurately known. The sideslip angles and slip ratios of each tire are calculated with a vehicle kinematic model.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-0637
Mohammed K Billal, Guilherme Carneiro, Renan Ozelo, Makarand Kulkarni
Abstract During the service life, the impacts of vehicle against potholes result in damage for the wheel and suspension components. Knowing the internal forces generated in the suspension components during this event would helpful to design the critical components. Measurement of these loads in physical test is more costly and not feasible for new designs. There are several virtual tools and methods available to predict the loads during this event. Using the ABAQUS FE solver, the non-linear dynamic behavior could be captured accurately during the impact. The tire model plays an important role during this event by absorbing energy during the impact. The CAE tire model is validated with some physical tests results and it is used in the vehicle pothole impact simulation. In vehicle pothole physical test, the force and acceleration measurement are taken and compared with the CAE results. The effect of the tire pressure variations and the vehicle speed at pothole impact is also studied.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-0628
Bin Li, Xiaobo Yang, Yunqing Zhang, James Yang
Vehicle tire performance is an important consideration for vehicle handling, stability, mobility, and ride comfort as well as durability. Significant efforts have been dedicated to tire modeling in the past, but there is still room to improve its accuracy. In this study, a detailed in-plane flexible ring tire model is proposed, where the tire belt is discretized, and each discrete belt segment is considered as a rigid body attached to a number of parallel tread blocks. The mass of each belt segment is accumulated at its geometric center. To test the proposed in-plane tire model, a full-vehicle model is integrated with the tire model for simulation under a special driving scenario: acceleration from rest for a few seconds, then deceleration for a few seconds on a flat-level road, and finally constant velocity on a rough road. The simulation results indicate that the tire model is able to generate tire/road contact patch forces that yield reasonable vehicle dynamic responses.
2015-04-14
Technical Paper
2015-01-0624
Mustafa Arat, Emmanuel O. Bolarinwa
Abstract The increasing demand of energy use in transportation systems combined with the limited supply of fossil hydrocarbons to support conventional engines has led to a strong resurgence in interest for electric vehicles (EVs). Although EVs offer the possibility of decoupling the issue of energy source from the primary torque generator in an automobile, the current technology is yet to match the well-developed internal combustion (IC) systems, especially in terms of energy capacity and travel range. In this study, the influence of rolling-resistance on the energy efficiency and road holding of electric vehicles is investigated. Rolling resistance is taken in the context of energy loss (e.g. the mechanical energy converted into other sources of energy) for a unit distance traveled by the tire.
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