ANALYTIC TIRE MODEL. PHASE I: THE STATICALLY LOADED TOROIDAL MEMBRANE

This document presents the final report on the development of a preliminary analytic tire model. The preliminary model is an isotropic toroidal membrane with inner edges bonded to rigid bead rings. The toroid is inflated and deflected against a frictionless flat surface. Solutions are obtained for (a) the deformed shape and contact boundary; (b) strain and stress distributions, including principal stresses; (c) normal (hoop and radial) and shear stress distributions on the bead rings; and (d) tire load as a function of inflaction pressure and loaded radius. Digital computer programs are included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Tire Traction Characteristics Affecting Vehicle Performance: Interim Document 10. Sponsored by the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • TIELKING, J T
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 216 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125340
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-PF-75-7 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM