PAPER CANCELLED: Evaluation of Tire Performance on Wet Surfaces Using Abaqus and Carsim
It has become an extremely important factor in the automotive and tire industry to study the factors affecting vehicle hydroplaning. Nearly 10-20% of road fatalities are caused by lack of traction on wet surfaces. The tire tread pattern, load, inflation pressure, slip and camber angles influence hydroplaning to a great extent. Finite Element Analysis, although computationally expensive, provides an excellent way to study such Fluid Structure Interactions (FSI) between the tire-water-road surfaces. Abaqus FSI CEL approach has been used to study tire traction with various vehicle configurations.
The tire force data obtained from the Finite Element simulations is used to develop a full vehicle hydroplaning model by integrating the relevant outputs with the commercially available vehicle dynamics simulation software, CarSim.