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On the Continuum Modeling of the Tire/Road Dynamic Contact

Dan Dumitriu1, Ligia Munteanu1, Cornel Brişan2, Veturia Chiroiu1, Rǎzvan-Vlad Vasiu2, Octavian Melinte1, Victor Vlǎdǎreanu1

Institute of Solid Mechanics of Romanian Academy, Dept. of Continuum Mechanics and Ultrasonics, Ctin Mille 15, Bucharest 010141.
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Mechanics, Dept. of Mechatronics and Machine Dynamics, Memorandumului 28, Cluj-Napoca 400114.

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2013, 94(2), 159-173.


The continuum modeling of tire/road vibro-contact dynamics is developed in this paper by assuming continuum relationship between the contact force and the deformation. An important aspect of this model is that the damping depends on the indentation. In the continuum approach, no difference is made between impact and contact, and the friction law can be other than the Coulomb’s law. Since the road is rocky, a bristle model was chosen to take into account the effect of the road irregularities. The identification of the contact domain is performed by checking the minimum distance between bodies.


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Dumitriu, D., Munteanu, L., Brişan, C., Chiroiu, V., Vasiu, R. et al. (2013). On the Continuum Modeling of the Tire/Road Dynamic Contact. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 94(2), 159–173.

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