INVESTIGATION OF TIRE-PAVEMENT INTERACTION DURING MANEUVERING

This report presents the theory and results developed during an analytical and experimental investigation of tire-pavement interaction. An analytical tire model, developed from a finite element computer program, is utilized in a new approach to tire-pavement contact analysis. An analytical model for the deformation and adhesion components of rubber friction is also described. The fast Fourier transform is utilized in calculation of the tire-pavement friction coefficient (as a function of idealized pavement surface characteristics) and in the calculation of the contract pressure distribution produced by the analytical tire model. A computer program manual and a user's manual, FHWA-RD-78-102 and FHWA-RD-78-103, respectively, are available separately from NTIS. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011
  • Authors:
    • Schapery, R A
    • TIELKING, J T
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 251 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78- 72 Final Rpt., FCP 31H2-132
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8268
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM