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Simulation Of Wear With A FE Tyre Model Using A Steady State Rolling Formulation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON970131

Volume

14

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,056 kb

Author(s)

A. Becker & B. Seifert

Abstract

Simulation of wear with a FE tyre model using a steady state rolling formulation A. Becker, B. Seifert Tyre Research, Tyre Mechanics, Continental AG PO box 169, D-30001 Hannover, Germany EMail: abecker@conti.de, seifert@conti.de Summary In order to meet market requirements passenger car and truck tyres have to pass abrasion tests which can be simulated with the help of the finite element method effectively. The scope of the present paper is to summarize the governing equa- tions for rolling contact problems and to analyse a 3D tyre problem where the correlation between highway abrasion and factional energy is illustrated. 1 Introduction In tyre industry, all tyres have to pass a lot of different tyre tests before they can be put on the market. One of the most expensive tests is the highway abrasion test, in which specified tyres have to run about 20.000 to 40.000 km. The goal of our Finite Element simulation is to reduce the high test costs by a numerical simulation, and to get a b

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