Tire characteristics and modeling

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Tires are the interface between vehicle and road. The forces and moments generated by the tires determine the motion of a road vehicle. Dedicated tire tests provide insight in these forces and moments and their dependency on slip, inclination angle and vertical force. The brush tire model can explain the measured characteristics qualitatively, the Magic Formula is a semi-empirical tire model to quantitatively describe them. To account for tire dynamic behavior, relaxation effects are discussed and modeled.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages62
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-79008-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-79007-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706


  • Brush tire model
  • Magic Formula
  • Tire dynamics
  • Tire mechanics


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