Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-A.2001.25.6.980
Title & Authors
Finite Element Analysis for the Variation of Carcass Tension Distribution to the Sidewall-Radius Change Jo, Jin-Rae; Jeong, Hyeon-Seong; Lee, Hong-U; Kim, Nam-Jeon; Kim, Gi-Un;
Tire performance is significantly influenced by the carcass tension distribution that is governed by the sidewall contour. To maximize the tire performance, it is very important for one to find the sidewall contour with the ideal tension distribution. But it is not easy to find such an optimal sidewall contour. Therefore, in order for a successful tire-shape optimization, we need to investigate how the change of sidewall radius influences on the carcass tension distribution. In this paper, we intend to numerically investigate the relation between the sidewall-radius change and the carcass tension distribution.