NEW Course for Tire Technology Conference, March 2019:

Intelligent Tires-and-Vehicle Systems in Automotive Transportation

To be held on Monday 4 - Wednesday 6 March 2019.

€1,425 plus German VAT for the two and a half day course. CAN BE BOOKED ON ITS OWN

Proposed Course for Tire Technology Conference; March 2019:

Intelligent Tires-and-Vehicle Systems in Automotive Transportation

Development of intelligent tires-and-vehicle is an area of high interest in automotive transportation and such interest is likely to grow further in future, both for conventional vehicles as well as for those with some level of autonomous driving. This course will discuss the multiple aspects of automobile dynamics that are driving the development of intelligent tires. Also included will be discussions of the technologies and the engineering principles required for the integration of intelligent tires and vehicles to meet various goals. Current status, ongoing developments and future applications of these technologies will be presented.

The course will be run by Professors Mukul K Verma and Vladimir Vantsevich from The University of Alabama at Birmingham

2 ½ Day Course on Intelligent Tires and Vehicles

Monday, 04 March 2019

09:00 - 09:10

INTRODUCTIONS, COURSE OVERVIEW AND PLAN

Vladimir Vantsevich, Mukul Verma

09:10 – 09:50

FUTURE REQUIREMENTS IN AUTOMOBILE TIRE INDUSTRY

  • Economic and competitive outlook. Growth and decline patterns.
  • Changing emphasis in future regulations. Fuel efficiency and environmental needs
  • Alternatives for tire and vehicle design, feasibility and cost analysis
  • Intelligent system – definition and design steps. TPMS Design ‘intelligent’?

10:00 - 11:00

TPMS DESIGN & PERFORMANCE

  • Task Definition & Metrics for Intelligent Transportation
  • Current TPMS Status, Effectiveness analysis. Durability & Reliability
  • Direct TPMS systems – Engineering principles, Current Designs, Future technology
  • Indirect TPMS – Engineering principles, Current Designs and implementation schemes.
  • Current Design Issues– Digital Security, Interference, Resilience, Cost Effectiveness
  • Resilience, cost and effectiveness data for each system
  • Future TPMS Systems

11:10 - 12:10

WHEEL-TO-WHEEL INTERACTION IN VEHICLE DYNAMICS AND VEHICLE DESIGN

  • Brief history and overview of vehicle dynamics
  • Vehicle dynamics and vehicle overall design. Interrelation between vehicle dynamics, vehicle operational/consumer properties and vehicle system design
  • Wheel-to-wheel interaction characteristics and role in overall vehicle design: wheel formula, drive formula, axle formula and steering formula
  • Power split between the driving wheels and driveline system designs
  • Analysis wheel systems and driveline applications: off-road trucks, construction equipment, farm tractors, cars
  • Open-architecture wheeled locomotion systems with individual drives/brakes, suspension and steering
  • Wheel-to-wheel interaction and influence on vehicle properties

12:10 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:30

A WHEEL IN MULTI-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE

  • A wheel in five power-loading modes of rolling
  • Tire rolling radii in different power-loading modes and tire slippage
  • Power losses in tire and tire/soil interaction and tire energy efficiency analysis
  • Computing tire traction-longitudinal characteristics in planar motion and with a side slip angle
  • Tire traction characteristic: an analysis of the contribution of tire and the contribution of terrain.

14:40 - 16:00

TRACTION BALANCE AND ENERGY / FUEL EFFICIENCY OF MULTI-WHEEL DRIVE LOCOMOTION SYSTEMS

  • Traction balance of a terrain vehicle. Power losses in vehicle and power balance
  • Multi-wheel drive locomotion energy efficiency and vehicle energy efficiency. Applicability to vehicles with mechanical/mechatronic drivelines and open-architecture wheeled locomotion systems
  • Tractive, transport and combined coefficients of efficiency of multi-wheel vehicle locomotion systems
  • Fuel consumption as a function of power distribution in the multi-wheel drive locomotion system. Optimal wheel power distributions

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

09:00 - 10:50

SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES FOR INTELLIGENT TIRES & VEHICLES

  • Intelligent System’s Design Process
  • Sensor Technology Basics – transduction principles. miniaturization and scaling theories
  • MEMS sensors for tire applications – design and integration principles
  • Piezoresistive/piezoelectric/capacitive/optical/resonance sensors. Considerations for integration
  • Integration requirements into tire design, power requirements, SAW sensors
  • Nano-sensors for tire data monitoring. Principles, applications, NW technology

11:00 - 12:00

DESIGN CRITERIA FOR INTEGRATED TIRE-AND-VEHICLE AS INTELLIGENT SYSTEM

  • Quantitative performance targets – energy efficiency, operational safety vs. accident safety, etc.
  • Relationship and flow-down to subsystem criteria
  • Role of tire performance parameters – rolling resistance, friction. Longitudinal/lateral slip, etc.
  • Direct measurement of tire properties for intelligent tire application. Research summary

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:30

SUBSYSTEM CRITERIA AND DESIGN PARAMETERS FOR INTELLIGENT TIRE

  • Analysis of tire requirements as an integrated subsystem and relationship to design variables
  • Structural dynamics of tires in motion. Brief review – empirical formulae and mathematical principles of tire dynamics. Evaluation of design and manufacturing parameters
  • Detailed representation of structural-properties-to-tire-performance requirements. Numerical methods. Geometrical and material representation of tires’ structural model
  • Finite-element models of rolling tires. Review of current status. Applicability to specific driving cases and correlation of results to physical tests
  • Application of numerical analysis to intelligent tire and vehicle design cases

14:40 – 16:00

INTELLIGENT TIRE AND VEHICLE SYSTEMS - STATUS AND OUTLOOK

  • Examples of integrated systems. Summary of research and development efforts
  • Intelligent systems based on direct measurement of tire dynamics in motion
  • Systems integration consideration with sensing of indirect variables
  • Integration with vehicle dynamics control. Control theories and examples
  • Practical issues in intelligent tires and vehicles for energy efficiency and safety
  • Other customer expectations – impact harshness, fail-safe considerations, cost and maintenance
  • Practical issues in intelligent tires and vehicles for energy efficiency and safety

Wednesday, 06 February 2019

09:00 - 10:20

PHYSICAL AND DISTRIBUTED/VIRTUAL DRIVELINES FOR INTELLIGENT WHEEL POWER MANAGEMENT

  • Kinematic discrepancy of vehicles with steered wheels
  • Power distribution in multi-wheel locomotion systems and energy efficiency of vehicles
  • Coupled dynamics of the steering system and a 4x4 locomotion system. Decoupling of the systems and setting up interactive dynamics; Example: hybrid-electric vehicle; vehicle tires’ role in interactive dynamics of the vehicle systems
  • Distributed/virtual drivelines for fully electric vehicles: analysis and experimental data

10:30 - 11:40

AGILITY IN TIRE AND WHEEL PARAMETER ESTIMATION AND TIRE SLIP MANAGEMENT

  • Agile tire dynamics as a foundation for analysis of individual wheel control strategies
  • Tire relaxation time constant analysis and experimental results. Importance for tire/vehicle intelligent traction control.
  • Agile tire slippage dynamics: characteristics and analysis
  • Instant tire rolling radius: analysis for agile tire slippage
  • Wheel rotational kinematics sensoring for agility: a computational analysis of conventional sensors and an advanced sensor and experimental results
  • Observation in intelligent tire design

11:40 - 12:00

Q & A, Certificates


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Contact Details

For registration information, contact:

Mark Fenner, Conference Director

Tire Technology Expo Conference

Tel: +44 (0) 1306 743744
Fax: +44 (0) 1306 877411
Email: mark.fenner@ukimediaevents.com