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2009

Ride Comfort

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Development Of A Rigid Ring Tire Model And Comparison Among Various Tire Models For Ride Comfort Simulations, Norm Frey Aug 2009

Development Of A Rigid Ring Tire Model And Comparison Among Various Tire Models For Ride Comfort Simulations, Norm Frey

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One vehicle subassembly that is of great importance to automobile manufacturers for tuning final vehicle performance is the pneumatic tire. Pneumatic tires present themselves as unique tuning tools as they 1) are the sole link between the roadway surface and the integrated vehicle suspension, chassis and steering systems, and 2) provide a wide range of tunability over many vehicle performances, including handling (steering feel as well as chassis dynamics), traction (braking, driving, and cornering), and ride comfort (roadway isolation). Therefore the vehicle manufacturing industry continues to research and refine various aspects of tire modeling to improve up-front integrated tire/vehicle ...


Development Of A Nonlinear Ride Quality Model To Aid In Tweelå© Parameter Selection, Marc Paradiso May 2009

Development Of A Nonlinear Ride Quality Model To Aid In Tweelå© Parameter Selection, Marc Paradiso

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The ride comfort of a vehicle is very important to both automotive and tire manufacturers. Unfortunately the ride comfort provided by the tire has an inverse relationship with the handling ability of the vehicle. Michelin has sought to decouple ride comfort and handling capability by developing a non-pneumatic tire they have dubbed the TWEEL©. To better understand what effects fitting a TWEEL with specific characteristics would have on the ride comfort of a vehicle a computer simulation was developed to study the effects of TWEEL stiffness and deflection on ride comfort.
The vehicle model used in the simulation is a ...