Paper Title
Application Of Improved Simulation Approach For Tire Foot Print Contact Pressure Estimation

A vehicle’s interaction with the road is solely determined by tire mounted on it. These contact patches are roughly of a postcard size. This contact patch is called as footprint of tire. The size and shape of the contact patch determines the behavior of tire under service condition. Another important parameter is the contact pressure distribution along entire footprint. Having an idea of footprint pressure distribution in early stage of product development reduces the design cycle time and provides an insight about the product. Good correlation of simulation parameter with physical testing indicates the reliability of the simulation model. This work is an attempt to enhance the degree of correlation between simulation and physical testing. Keywords: Tire, Footprint, FEA, Abaqus, Contact