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Finite element modeling of static tire enveloping characteristics
To investigate static tire enveloping characteristics, a three dimensional (3-D) finite element model is proposed. The vertical stiffness of the tire is studied on a flat surface with and without cleat. Tire rubber materials and cord layers are represented independently using -rebar- elements...
Experimental analysis of tyre-enveloping characteristics at low speed
In this study, experiments are conducted to investigate tyre-enveloping characteristics. Four different types of tyres are tested. Parameters such as different tyre inflation pressures, vertical loads and types of obstacles (cleats) are considered. In addition to vertical stiffnesses of all tyres,...
Pavement surface specification for road load measurement
This report proposes a framework for specifying coast - down test surfaces that will produce relevant, reproducible road load measurements. The proposed specification includes grade, roughness, megatexture, and mac rotexture. Specification using standard scales in use by the pavement monitoring...