FE modeling of rubber friction on rough roads

R. Steen, van der, I. Lopez, B. Bruijn, de, A.J.C. Schmeitz, H. Nijmeijer

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Abstract

The cornering, braking, traction, rolling resistance and wear performance of tires depend on the generatedfriction forces. These friction forces depend not only on a specific compound, but also on theunderlying road surface. One of the challenges in numerical simulations is a correct prediction of thesefrictional forces. In commercial FEM packages, where usually only the Coulomb friction model ispresent, the surface roughness is not accounted for. It is well-known that for cornering under high slipangles the results with a Coulomb friction model are less accurate. By incorporating surface roughnessa more realistic friction model can be obtained, which should provide a better correlation between FEAand real road experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM8) and the 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2008), 30 June - 4 July 2008, 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, WCCM8, 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS 2008 : Venice, Italy, 30 June - 4 July 2008
EditorsB.A. Schrefler
Place of PublicationBarcelona
PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)
PagesCD-ROM
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Steen, van der, R., Lopez, I., Bruijn, de, B., Schmeitz, A. J. C., & Nijmeijer, H. (2008). FE modeling of rubber friction on rough roads. In B. A. Schrefler (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM8) and the 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2008), 30 June - 4 July 2008, 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, WCCM8, 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS 2008 : Venice, Italy, 30 June - 4 July 2008 (pp. CD-ROM). International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE).