A Modal-Based Derivation of Transient Pressure Distribution Along the Tyre-Road Contact 2009-01-0457
The two-dimensional, frictional tyre-road contact interaction is investigated. A transient contact algorithm is developed, consisting of an analytical belt model, a non linear sidewall structure and a discretized viscoelastic tread foundation. The relationship between the magnitude/shape of the predicted two-dimensional pressure distribution and the corresponding belt deformation is identified. The effect of vertical load and the role of sidewall non linearity are highlighted. The modal expansion/reduction method is proposed for the increase of the computational efficiency and the effect of the degree of reduction on the simulation accuracy is presented. The qualitative results are physically explained through the participation of certain modes in the equilibrium solution, offering directions for the application of the modal reduction method in shear force oriented tyre models.
SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems-V118-6EJ, Tire and Wheel Technology and Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation, 2009-SP-2221, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems-V118-6