In-Plane Parameter Relationship between the 2D and 3D Flexible Ring Tire Models

Bin Li, Xiaobo Yang, James Yang, Yunqing Zhang, Zeyu Ma

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In this paper, a detailed three dimensional (3D) flexible ring tire model is first proposed which includes a rigid rim with thickness, different layers of discretized belt points and a number of massless tread blocks attached on the belt. The parameters of the proposed 3D tire model can be divided into in-plane parameters and out-of-plane parameters. In this paper, the relationship of the in-plane parameters between the 3D tire model and the 2D tire model is determined according to the connections among the tire components. Based on the determined relationship, it is shown that the 3D tire model can produce almost the same prediction results as the 2D tire model for the in-plane tire behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAE Technical Papers
Issue numberMarch
StatePublished - Mar 28 2017
EventSAE World Congress Experience, WCX 2017 - Detroit, United States
Duration: Apr 4 2017Apr 6 2017


  • 3D flexible ring tire model
  • parameter identification
  • tire dynamics and tire modeling


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