Computer Modeling of Tires Within a Full Vehicle System
and Models in a Simulation Environment

To be held on February 24, 25, 26, 2020.

€1,425 plus German VAT for the three-day course.

The Computer Modeling of Tires Within a Full Vehicle System and Models in a Simulation Environment course will be held at Tire Technology Expo 2019 in Hannover, Germany. The 3-day course will run over the following dates: February 24, 25, 26, 2020.

Presenters include:

  • Mike Blundell, professor of vehicle dynamics and impact, Coventry University
  • Joachim Stallmann, research engineer, Cosin Scientific Software
  • Henning Olsson, director, research and development, Calspan Corporation
  • Mohammad Behroozi, General Motors
  • George Mavros, Loughborough University
  • Axel Gallrein, Fraunhofer ITWM
  • Flavio Farroni, University of Naples, CEO of MegaRide
  • Arnaud Jaillard, Michelin
  • Carole Heinry, Michelin
  • Alex O’Neill, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Mathieu Grob, VI-Grade

The course:

This course covers the computer modeling of tires within a full vehicle system. It is aimed at engineers and researchers working in both industry and academia. The subject matter will be of primary interest to vehicle dynamicists, for whom the tire is the primary force and moment generation element on the vehicle. Tires are not especially complex but are deeply counter-intuitive; practitioners require an understanding of tire behavior and the range & capability of existing models in order to generate full system models to predict the dynamic performance of a vehicle – both for comfort and for active safety.

The course will start with an overview of the force and moment characteristics generated in the tire contact patch, progress through the way in which these are captured through laboratory testing and complete with the empirical models for usefully accurate representation. Aircraft tire models will also be covered, as will the development of physical tire models to predict the interaction of the tire with road obstacles and terrain for durability analysis.

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Program Schedule

Agenda DAY 1 (February 24, 2020):

09:30-11:00 (Break 11:00-11:20)

Overview and Introduction

Mike Blundell
Professor of vehicle dynamics and impact, Coventry University
  • Introduction to tire modeling
  • Simulation tools
  • Tire forces and moments
  • 11:20-13:00

    Tire Testing

    Henning Olsson
    Director, research and development, Calspan Corporation
  • How to measure tire performance?
  • Overview of tire test equipment and test methods
  • Strengths and weaknesses of common measurement approaches
  • 13:00-14:00


    14:00-15:40 (Break 15:40-16:00)

    Tire Data Tools & Reality

    Henning Olsson
    Director, Research and Development, Calspan Corporation
  • Starting with a set of 10 tires lying on the ground
  • Finishing with a useful representation for vehicle handling
  • Perils, protocols and Pacejka
  • 16:00-17:30

    Magic Formula Tire Model - Thermal

    George Mavros
    Loughborough University
  • Introduction to the Magic Formula tire model
  • Rubber friction
  • Thermal tire modeling
  • Thermal version of the Magic Formula
  • Agenda DAY 2 (February 25, 2020):


    CD-Tire Introduction

    Axel Gallrein
    Fraunhofer ITWM
  • Closing the gap to structural analysis
  • Multi-physical aspects of tire modeling
  • 10:00-10:40 (Break 10:40-11:00)

    Tire Modeling in Jaguar Land Rover

    Alex O’Neill
    Jaguar Land Rover
  • Vehicle development and CAE
  • Testing of tires for purpose of modeling
  • Challenges and vision
  • 11:00-13:00

    Physical Tire Modeling for Real-Time Simulation

    Flavio Farroni
    University of Naples, CEO of MegaRide
  • T.R.I.C.K: getting experimental tire interaction curves from vehicle data
  • TRIP-ID: smart identification of Magic Formula parameter set
  • thermoRIDE: a real-time physical tire thermal model
  • adheRIDE: an MF-evo formulation accounting for temperature, roughness, viscoelasticity and wear
  • Integration of physical models: simulation toolboxes and smart mobility perspectives
  • 13:00-14:00


    14:00-14:40 (Break 14:40-15:00)

    Michelin TAME Tire Specifics

    Arnaud Jaillard & Carole Heinry
  • Outline of formulation
  • Strengths & applications
  • Data to construct
  • 15:00-16:30

    Rubber Friction: Importance in Tire Modeling

    Alex O’Neill
  • Role of friction in tire force and moment generation
  • History of rubber friction
  • Current state-of-the-art theories and model implementation
  • 16:30-17:30

    The Role of Driving Simulators in Tire Design

    Mathieu Grob
  • What is a driving simulator?
  • The tire model contribution in a complex assembly
  • Examples with VI-grade Simulators
  • Agenda DAY 3 (February 26, 2020):

    09:00-10:30 (Break 10:30-10:50)

    Finite Element Modeling of Tires

    Mohammad Behroozi
    General Motors
  • FE modeling philosophy
  • Fundamental understanding of tire mechanical structure
  • Material testing and modeling
  • 10:50-12:00

    Finite Element Modeling of Tires

    Mohammad Behroozi
    General Motors
  • Practical development of tire FE model
  • Simulation of static and dynamic tire performance characteristics
  • Virtual tire development process using FE modeling techniques
  • 12:00-13:00


    13:00-14:40 (Break 14:40-15:00)

    FTire Specifics

    Joachim Stallmann
    Research engineer, Cosin Scientific Software
  • Strengths & applications
  • Outline of model formulation
  • Model data parameters and how to determine them
  • Implementation, tools and results
  • 15:00-17:00

    FTire Specifics

    Joachim Stallmann
    Research Engineer, Cosin Scientific Software
  • Thermal model
  • Soft soil models and interaction with FTire
  • Flex-rim model
  • Real-time application
  • Tire Imperfections
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    Contact Details

    For registration information, contact:

    Mark Fenner, conference director

    Tire Technology Expo Conference

    Tel: +44 1306 743744
    Fax: +44 1306 877411