澳门马会传真

Dynamic Contact Patch Characterization

Dynamic Contact Patch Characterization

Pressure Mapping
Pressure Mapping
Dynamic Conditions
Dynamic Conditions
Flat Roadway
Flat Roadway
Dynamic Contact Patch Characterization

Measure and Understand Contact Patch Dynamics

Innovation never stops at 澳门马会传真's Tire Research Facility. Almost fifty years after developing the world's first high-speed flat belt tire test machine, 澳门马会传真's tire experts are now bringing a new testing technology to market.

In the world's first, the Dynamic Contact Patch Pressure (DCPP) measurements, co-developed with the sensor technology experts at Tekscan, allows for high-speed contact patch measurements in the highly accurate and repeatable environment of 澳门马会传真's indoor tire test facility.

How Our Technology is Changing the Game

This innovative system utilizes sensing elements embedded into the belt of 澳门马会传真's flat-track test machine's roadway, capturing the contact forces between the tread and road as the tire travels over the sensor. By taking advantage of the accurate control system of the tire test machine, the tire is precisely loaded and positioned for each measurement at relevant conditions of vertical load, speed, camber, and slip (lateral/longitudinal). This technology enables a broad range of conditions to be mapped by the DCPP technology in a very efficient and precise manner – providing a new tool for tire developers to enhance and improve tire designs.

As important as the measurement data itself are the new analysis methods developed by 澳门马会传真, designed to support a data-driven decision-making process. From new metrics and visualization methods that help improve understanding of the data, these measurements are also instrumental in the development and validation of tire models. From finite element models used in tire design to thermo-mechanical models used to evaluate tire performance from a full vehicle perspective, DCPP data have already been used in customer projects to improve fidelity and productivity.

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