English Abstract
Study of Tire Design Methodology Based on Vehicle Dynamics and Tire Mechanics
Katsunori TANAKA
Nissan Motor CO., LTD., Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Nihon University, Narashino-shi, Chiba, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2006),79(4),225-230 Original Paper in Japanese

Vehicle dynamics and tire mechanics have been independently researched in each area. Therefore, the relationship between vehicle performances and tire design parameters has not been theoretically constructed. This study has built up a tire design methodology, based on the vehicle dynamics and the tire mechanics. The developed tire design methodology can clarify the relation between vehicle performances, tire characteristics, tire components, and tire design parameters, and is found useful.

(Received on July 6, 2005)

(Accepted on February 1, 2006)

Vehicle Model, Tire Model, Belt Model, Straight Running Stability, Cornering Characteristics, Tire Design Parameters