The advancement of tyre technology in the areas of tyre analysis, design and development is becoming increasingly complex because of various new challenges in the areas of fuel efficiency and active safety system integration for modern vehicles. These challenges open up new opportunities for synergy in the areas of tyre simulation, application, testing and production.
This special issue will focus on articles related to advanced developments in tyre modelling, analysis and dynamics. Advances in computational methods offer excellent opportunities for cost reduction and prediction of vehicle response over a much larger range of hypothetical scenarios than can ever be examined through experimental testing. In addition, the development of advanced testing methods which add more depth to the level of analysis on today’s tyres will greatly increase our understanding of the dynamics involved in tyres used on vehicles today.
This collection of state-of-the-art research in topics related to tyres and their influence on vehicle design and performance is intended to be an open forum on some of the most up-to-date tyre research being explored for the vehicles of today and tomorrow.
Suitable topics include but are not limited:
- Advanced tyre design and development
- The interaction of tyre and vehicle dynamics
- Tyre mechanics and their influence on vehicle design and performance
- Advanced developments in tyre noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
- Development of analytical/empirical/semi-empirical tyre models for vehicle dynamics simulation
- Tyres and their interaction with anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC)
- Development of latest techniques for tyre modelling
- Latest developments in tyre testing and characterisation
- Recent tyre testing methodology developments
- Applications of tyre models to heavy truck vehicle simulation
- Tyres and their interaction with various chassis systems (suspension, braking or steering)
- Advances in on-road and off-road tyre modelling
- Advanced tyre characterisation and identification methods for on-road and off-road applications
- Futuristic concepts in tyre design for next generation vehicles
- Improvements in the computer-aided design of tyres
- Tyre model validation and standardisation
Manuscript submission deadline: 30 November, 2011
Reviewers' reports and decisions: 31 January, 2012
Revised manuscript submission: 15 March, 2012