Efficient approach for the three-dimensional finite element analysis of tires

J. P. Chang, Kailasam Satyamurthy, N. T. Tseng

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Abstract

A systematic finite element procedure is developed for solving loaded tire problems. The principal elements of this procedure are an efficient pre-processor for input generation, a multipoint constraint option to allow the user to exploit any existing symmetry in the problem, and a procedure for generating initial conditions from axisymmetric analyses. This procedure can be used to conduct parametric studies on loaded tires by using a rather coarse mesh and large load steps, thus leading to a significant reduction in CPU time, with a minimum sacrifice in solution accuracy. The efficiency of this procedure is illustrated with the analysis of a radial automobile tire.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-273
Number of pages25
JournalTire Science and Technology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Polymers and Plastics

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