Free Vibration of Tire Road Contact
In this paper, a simulation procedure for tread patch to the road under consideration of contact effects is introduced. In particular, the treadband has been treated as an infinite tensioned beam resting on an elastic foundation. A contact model specially suited for the contact pairing rubber and rough road is developed. The main objective is here to predict the vibration generated from a system mentioned above by locating harmonic point forces representing the exitation of treadband at the contact patch. The simulations are carried out by means of the Finite Element Method in a structure vibration of tire. Exemplary simulation results are presented for 3D models of tire tread block and road. This model can be used as a tire design guide for selecting parameters which produce the minimum noise radiation.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
M. Sabri et al., "Free Vibration of Tire Road Contact", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 843-848, 2011