Software tools for improved tire properties

Researcher:
Prof. Itzhak Shmulevich | Civil and Environmental Engineering

Categories:

Automation, Mobility and Aerospace

The Technology

Radial agriculture tires are designed to be more flexible while keeping integrity, have higher contact area with the ground and lower tremor while driving.

Higher vehicle speeds and weight require redesign of the tires. Current simulations and models take only hard surfaces into account.

In order to support efficient design process, a simulation tool was developed, which is capable for forecasting tire micro and macro properties in contact with soft soils. The simulation evaluates the tire behavior in different pressure, soil types and tire structure. The simulation helps verifying parameters such as stresses and contact area.

Advantages

  • Efficient design tool
  • Unique soil modeling allowing forecasting the tire properties on soft soils

Applications and Opportunities

  • Design of tires for off-road vehicles
arrow Business Development Contacts
Shikma Litmanovitz
Director of Business Development, Physical Science