Tire Mobility Measurements: Compensation for Transducer and Mounting Effects 2003-01-1531
The measured drive-point conductance of a typical passenger car tire was seen to drop steadily for frequencies above 1000 Hz. This behavior is a-typical since SEA theory predicts such conductance should remain relatively flat for high frequencies. It was found that, one has to pay careful attention to errors introduced by the added mass of the measuring transducer and “local” effects due to contact stiffness of the tread rubber. Such effects are investigated and their contributions quantified. Compensation schemes are also developed and implemented. It is shown that, for a 20 grams transducer, the measured and corrected conductances are off by 12 dB. The effects of the local contact stiffness of the rubber at the attachment point are less significant.