Evaluation on Analytical Tire Models for Vehicle Vertical Vibration Simulation Using Virtual Tire Testing Method 1999-01-0786
This paper evaluates several durability tire models using Virtual Tire Testing (VTT) strategy. VTT conducts tire testing (simulation) using LS–DYNA based on a Virtual Tire which is built by 3–D finite element mesh. VTT is repeatable and could do special tire tests which can't be done using normal tire testing bench. A brief review is given on durability tire models and several typical tire models are selected for this study. All the necessary parameters for establishing the analytical tire models are extracted from the Virtual Tire. Quarter vehicle model is used to simulate the vehicle vertical vibration. The comments of those analytical tire models are given based on their performance vs. VTT.