MODELING OF DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF TIRE LATERAL AND LONGITUDINAL FORCE RESPONSES TO DYNAMIC INPUTS

This paper presents the development of a tire model for use in the simulation of vehicle dynamics. This model was developed in order to predict tire lateral and longitudinal force responses to dynamic inputs. In the model, the contact patch of a tire is lumped into a number of elements. The aim is to study the dynamic behaviour of the displacement of the tire contact patch in the lateral and longitudinal directions. For each displacement, a differential equation governing the dynamic behaviour of the displacement to the dynamic inputs is derived. Based on the differential equations for the lateral and longitudinal displacements, difference equations are derived for the purpose of simulating tire output responses. Since system parameters, such as mass, damping and stiffness, in the difference equations are unknown, estimation of system parameters is performed using the differential equations and experimental data measured. The tire model is validated by comparing the simulated tire output responses with available experimental data in both quasi-static and dynamic manoeuvres. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 875861.

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  • Accession Number: 00719818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 1-56091-624-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM