A compact internal drum test rig for measurements of rolling contact forces between a single tread block and a substrate

O.E. Lundberg, L. Kari, I. Lopez Arteaga

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Abstract

A novel test rig design is presented which enables detailed studies of the three force components generated in the impact and release phase of rolling contact between a tyre tread block and a substrate. The design of the compact internal drum test rig provides realistic impact and release angles for the tread block-substrate contact and enables force measurements at high rolling speeds with a high signal-to-noise ratio. Measurements of the rolling contact forces are presented for different values of rolling velocity, static pre-load and acceleration. It is demonstrated that this test rig provides results which contribute to the understanding of tyre–road interaction and can be used as input to modelling-based development of both tyres and roads aiming for improved handling, safety, energy efficiency and comfort.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-378
Number of pages9
JournalMeasurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
Volume103
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Contact forces
  • Road
  • Rolling contact
  • Rubber friction
  • Test rig
  • Tread block

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