Thermomechanical Couplings in Aircraft Tire Rolling/Sliding Modeling
This paper presents a finite element model for the simulation of aircraft tire rolling. Large deformations, material incompressibility, heterogeneities of the material, unilateral contact with Coulomb friction law are taken into account. The numerical model will allow estimating the forces in the contact patch - even in critical and extreme conditions for the aircraft safety and security. We show the influence of loading parameters (vertical load, velocity, inflating pressure) and slip angle on the Self Aligning torque and on the lateral friction coefficient. A friction coefficient law corresponding to Chichinadze model is considered to take into account thermal effects in the aircraft tire model behaviour.
A. Kongo Kondé et al., "Thermomechanical Couplings in Aircraft Tire Rolling/Sliding Modeling", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 274, pp. 81-90, 2011