Static analysis model of a non-pneumatic tire with elastic spokes contacting with rigid ground

An analytical model of a non-pneumatic tire is proposed to study the static deformation responses of a non-pneumatic tire in contact with a rigid ground. The tire consists of a shear band which is formed by an annular beam, and elastic spokes that connect the shear band to the rigid hub of the tire. The shear band is modeled using a Timoshenko beam. The spokes are modeled by linear springs, which are distributed evenly in circumferential direction. Governing equations of the model were derived using a theoretical analysis. The shear band static deformation was obtained based on the discussion of the relationship between spoke stiffness and the parameters of the shear band. A finite element model was developed to verify the accuracy of the model. As a part of the results from this study, a parametric analysis of quantities of interest for the tire is presented, which can be used in improving the optimal design of non-pneumatic tires. This scheme offers a holonomic solution for the complicated differential equations and gives a computationally efficient tool for rapid analyzing and designing such systems.


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  • Accession Number: 01852360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2022 11:42AM