Tire Mathematical Modelling Course

To be held concurrently with the expo on 19 - 20 February 2018.

This course covers the computer modelling of tyres within a full vehicle system. It is aimed at engineers and researchers working in both industry and academia. The subject matter will be of primary interest to vehicle dynamicists, for whom the tyre is the primary force and moment generation element on the vehicle. Tyres are not especially complex but are deeply counter-intuitive; practitioners require an understanding of tyre behaviour and the range & capability of existing models in order to generate full system models to predict the dynamic performance of a vehicle – both for comfort and for active safety.

The course will start with an overview of the force and moment characteristics generated in the tyre contact patch, progress through the way in which these are captured through laboratory testing and complete with the empirical models for usefully accurate representation. Aircraft tyre models will also be covered, as will the development of physical tyre models to predict the interaction of the tyre with road obstacles and terrain for durability analysis.

Presenters Include:

  • Mike Blundell, Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact, Coventry University
  • Michael Gipser, Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation, Esslingen University
    and Cosin Scientific Software
  • Henning Olsson, Director, Research and Development, Calspan Corporation
  • Mohammad Behroozi, General Motors
  • George Mavros, Loughborough University
  • Flavio Farroni, University of Naples, CEO of MegaRide
  • Mathieu Grob and Xavier Maume, Michelin

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Program Schedule

Monday, 19 February 2018

9:00 - 10:20

Overview and introduction

Mike Blundell
  • Introduction to tire modelling
  • Simulation tools
  • Tire forces and moments

10:20 - 11:40

Tyre Testing

  • How to measure tire performance
  • Overview of tire test equipment and test methods
  • Strengths and weaknesses of common measurement approaches

11:40 - 12:00

Break

12:20 - 13:20

Tyre Data Tools & Reality

  • Starting with a set of 10 tires lying on the ground
  • Finishing with a useful representation for vehicle handling
  • Perils, protocols and Pacejka

13:20 - 14:20

Lunch Break

14:20 - 15:40

Finite Element Modelling of Tyres

  • Requirements for developing FE model of a tyre
  • Practical development of tyre FE model
  • Simulation of static and dynamic tyre performance characteristics

15:40 - 16:00

Break

16:00 - 17:20

Finite Element Modelling of Tyres

  • Requirements for developing FE model of a tyre
  • Practical development of tyre FE model
  • Simulation of static and dynamic tyre performance characteristics

17:20

Finish

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

9:00 - 10:30

Magic Formula Tyre Model - Thermal

  • Introduction to the Magic Formula tyre model
  • Rubber friction
  • Thermal tyre modelling
  • Thermal version of the Magic Formula

10:30 - 10:50

Break

10:50 - 12:10

Physical Tyre Modelling for Real Time Simulation

  • Getting experimental tyre interaction curves from vehicle data
  • "Smart identification" of Magic Formula parameter set
  • thermoRIDE: a TRT-based real time physical tyre thermal model
  • adheRIDE: research, testing and real time modelling on tyre grip
  • Integration of physical models: performance analysis and simulation toolboxes

12:10 - 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:40

FTire Specifics

  • Strengths and applications
  • Outline of model formulation
  • Model data parameters and how to determine them
  • Implementation, tools and results

14:40 - 15:00

Break

15:00 - 16:00

FTire Specifics

  • Strengths and applications
  • Outline of model formulation
  • Model data parameters and how to determine them
  • Implementation, tools and results

16:00 - 17:00

Michelin TAME Tire Specifics

  • Outline of formulation
  • Strengths & applications
  • Data to construct

17:00

Finish

Contact Details

For registration information, contact:

Mark Fenner, Conference Director

Tire Technology Expo Conference

Tel: +44 (0) 1306 743744
Fax: +44 (0) 1306 877411
Email: mark.fenner@ukimediaevents.com


Future Show: Tire Technology Expo 2019, 5-7 March 2019, Halls 19/20/21, Hannover, Germany