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Accession Number ADA566809
Title Simulation of Thermal Signature of Tires and Tracks.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 15p
Personal Author D. Johnson E. Ledbury R. E. Smith T. Goddette T. Tang
Abstract Rubber is the main element of tires and the outside layer of tracks. Tire and track heating is caused by hysteresis effects due to the deformation of the rubber during operation. Tire temperatures can depend on many factors, including tire geometry, inflation pressure, vehicle load and speed, road type and temperature and environmental conditions. The focus of this study is to develop a finite element approach to computationally evaluate the temperature field of a steady-state rolling tire and track. The 3D thermal analysis software Radtherm was applied to calculate the average temperature of tread and sidewall, and the results of Radtherm agreed with ABAQUS results very well. The distributions of stress and strain energy density of the rolling tracks were investigated by ABAQUS as well. The future works were finally presented.
Keywords Computerized simulation
Finite element analysis
Thermal analysis
Thermal signatures

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62B - Computer Software
85 - Transportation
46 - Physics
Corporate Author Mississippi State Univ., Starkville. Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number W56HZV-08-C-0236

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