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

Article

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(June 2017), 370-378. In Scopus Cited 4 times.

Read more: DOI      Medialink/Full text

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.