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.
|Tijdschrift||Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 1 jun 2017|
Lundberg, O. E., Kari, L., & Lopez Arteaga, I. (2017). A compact internal drum test rig for measurements of rolling contact forces between a single tread block and a substrate. Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 103, 370-378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2016.12.041