In this paper, various tire friction models are examined and their similarities and differences are pointed out. Emphasis is placed on the tire side force and a numerical comparison is illustrated based on existing experimental data. Different uses of the friction ellipse are discussed. The sensitivity of vehicle response to different tire models is studied using a nonlinear, simplified vehicle model. Three basic maneuvers are simulated: cornering, straight ahead braking and braking in a turn. The simulation results are compared with one particular set of simulations in which the tire forces are specified by tables of experimental tire data. Accuracies and computing times for each tire model are studied.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was presented at a symposium in Ann Arbor, on Commercial Vehicle Braking and Handling.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Nguyen, P K
    • Case, E R
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM