Study of cornering maneuvers of a pneumatic tire on asphalt pavement surfaces using the finite element method

K. Anupam, S. K. Srirangam*, A. Scarpas, C. Kasbergen, M. Kane

*Corresponding author for this work

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Field experience shows that most road accidents that occur during turning maneuvers arc caused by the loss of vehicle control. The loss of vehicle control is often related to a lack of sufficient friction between the tire and the pavement surface. In experiments and analytical studies, the overall antiskidding performance of a pneumatic tire has been observed to be affected by operating conditions, road texture, and surrounding temperatures. Interactions of these parameters create a complex relationship between their combined effect and the tire's ability to combat skidding. One way to analyze the cornering maneuvers of a vehicle is by means of a validated finite clement tool that can carry both the tire and the pavement properties. Few computational studies have been conducted to study the cornering performance of a rolling pneumatic tire, and none of these studies included the role of pavement surface morphologies in their analysts. In this study, a thermomechanical framework was used to analyze the influence of temperature on cornering friction. The cornering friction coefficient was found to decrease with an increase in the loads and the speeds. The cornering friction coefficient was found to increase with an increase in inflation pressure, sideslip angle, and pavement surface texture depth. The proposed study contributes to an understanding of the cornering performance of passenger car tires.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation Research Record:
Subtitle of host publicationJournal of the Transportation Research Board
PublisherThe National Research Council
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780309295444
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameTransportation Research Record
ISSN (Print)0361-1981


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