Numerical and experimental investigation on the camber performance of a non-pneumatic mechanical elastic wheel

Numerical and experimental investigation on the camber performance of a non-pneumatic mechanical... Tire safety is a pretty important performance for the vehicle. To overcome some disadvantages of the conventional pneumatic tire, a new non-pneumatic mechanical elastic wheel (ME-Wheel) is developed, and the camber performance of ME-Wheel is studied with numerical and experimental methods. A nonlinear three-dimensional finite element model of the ME-Wheel, which includes material nonlinearities, large deformation and the anisotropy of rubber–cord composites, is established. The rubber components of the ME-Wheel are analyzed by Moony–Rivlin model. With a vertical test rig, static loading tests are performed to validate the accuracy and reliability of the finite element model. Experiments and simulations under the static and rolling conditions are conducted to study the influence of different camber angles on the vertical stiffness, wheel deformation, contact pressure distribution and wheel force at the interface. The simulation results and the test results are compared and discussed in detail. The results show that the proposed method is useful for the investigation of mechanical characteristics of ME-Wheel and the later optimal design. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering Springer Journals

Numerical and experimental investigation on the camber performance of a non-pneumatic mechanical elastic wheel

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/numerical-and-experimental-investigation-on-the-camber-performance-of-wEjz32JuV0
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
Subject
Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
ISSN
1678-5878
eISSN
1806-3691
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40430-016-0702-8
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Tire safety is a pretty important performance for the vehicle. To overcome some disadvantages of the conventional pneumatic tire, a new non-pneumatic mechanical elastic wheel (ME-Wheel) is developed, and the camber performance of ME-Wheel is studied with numerical and experimental methods. A nonlinear three-dimensional finite element model of the ME-Wheel, which includes material nonlinearities, large deformation and the anisotropy of rubber–cord composites, is established. The rubber components of the ME-Wheel are analyzed by Moony–Rivlin model. With a vertical test rig, static loading tests are performed to validate the accuracy and reliability of the finite element model. Experiments and simulations under the static and rolling conditions are conducted to study the influence of different camber angles on the vertical stiffness, wheel deformation, contact pressure distribution and wheel force at the interface. The simulation results and the test results are compared and discussed in detail. The results show that the proposed method is useful for the investigation of mechanical characteristics of ME-Wheel and the later optimal design.

Journal

Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and EngineeringSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 5, 2017

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off