Finite Element Analysis for the Variation of Carcass Tension Distribution to the Sidewall-Radius Change

Sidewall 반경변화에 따른 Carcass 장력분포 변동 추이에 관한 유한요소 해석

  • Jo, Jin-Rae (Mechanical Technology Research Center, Busan National University) ;
  • Jeong, Hyeon-Seong (Dept.of Mechanical Design Engineering, Graduate School of Busan National University) ;
  • Lee, Hong-U (Dept.of Mechanical Design Engineering, Graduate School of Busan National University) ;
  • Kim, Nam-Jeon ;
  • Kim, Gi-Un
  • Published : 2001.06.01


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.


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