Non-rolling mesh for a rolling finite-element tire model

Omid Kazemi, Adrijan P. Ribaric, Parviz E. Nikravesh, Seongho Kim

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This paper presents a methodology for constructing a finite element based tire model suitable for ride and handling simulations of vehicles. The model is based on available high-resolution finite element models developed by tire manufacturers. Such high-resolution models contain detailed structural and material characteristics of a tire that exhibit degrees-of-freedom in the order of 105 or greater. Consequently, for multibody dynamic analysis, the main objectives of the presented methodology become to reduce the number of degreesof-freedom and to preserve as much of the essential characteristics of the original model as possible. The presented tire model is formulated with a non-rotating reference frame that uses the rotational invariant characteristic of the tire.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2615-2622
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 23 2015


  • Condensed tire model
  • Eulerian-lagrangian formulation
  • Multibody dynamics
  • Non-rotating mesh
  • Tire model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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