Development of a Valve and Optimization of a Tube for Self-inflating Tire

Worldwide, the tire market requires safe and eco-friendly tires. In this study, a self-inflating tire (SIT) was studied and manufactured. Self-inflating tire refers to a technique for maintaining appropriate tire pressure. An internal regulator senses when tire inflation pressure has dropped below the set air pressure. The tire boosts air through the valve when rolling and compressed air enters into the tire. This procedure keeps the tire air pressure at an appropriate level and increases tire safety. In this study, a regulator was used as a negative-pressure system. A check valve was selected the minute flow check valve depending on the shape of the configured system. In addition, the material of the tube was developed with excellent physical properties and resistances (elastic rebound, working temperature, etc.) owing to its complete compression and restoration. A tube performance tester was developed and a computer aided engineering (CAE) model was modeled for comparison with the test results. Using the tester and model, it was possible to optimize the shape of the tube and regulator. Finally, the reliability of the study was verified through the prototype test. The developed equipment and systems can be used for the manufacture of high-performance and safe tires.

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    • Copyright © 2017, The Korean Society of Automotive Engineers and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Authors:
    • Kim, Myeong Jun
    • Park, Tae Won
    • Hwang, In Kyeong
    • Sung, In Chul
    • Kim, Hyoung Seok
    • Na, Sang Do
    • Jung, Sung Pil
    • Lee, Tae Hee
    • Mah, Kyung Up
    • Lee, Jae Yun
  • Publication Date: 2017-12

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  • Accession Number: 01644960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2017 1:54PM