Tire Modelling and its Application in Tire and Vehicle Development

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

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

The Tire Modelling and its Application in Tire and Vehicle Development course will be held at Tire Technology Expo 2019 in Hannover, Germany. The three-day tire modelling course will run from 4-6 March 2019.

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
  • Alex O’Neill, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Flavio Farroni, University of Naples, CEO of MegaRide
  • Xavier Maume, Michelin
  • Carole Heinry, Michelin
  • Frederic Ruat, FORS Engineering
  • Mathieu Grob, VI-Grade


This course covers the computer modelling of tyres 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 tyre is the primary force and moment generation element on the vehicle. Tyres are not especially complex but are deeply counter-intuitive; practitioners require an understanding of tyre behaviour 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 tyre 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 tyre models will also be covered, as will the development of physical tyre models to predict the interaction of the tyre with road obstacles and terrain for durability analysis.

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Programme Schedule

Agenda DAY 1 (4th March 2018):

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

Overview and Introduction

Mike Blundell
  • Introduction to Tyre Modelling
  • Simulation Tools
  • Tyre Forces and Moments
  • 11:20-13:00

    Tyre Testing

    Henning Olsson
  • 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)

    Tyre Data tools & Reality

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

    Magic Formula Tyre Model - Thermal

    George Mavros
  • Introduction to the Magic Formula tyre model
  • Rubber friction
  • Thermal tyre modelling
  • Thermal version of the Magic Formula
  • Agenda DAY 2 (5th March 2019):


    CD-Tire Introduction

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

    Tire Modelling in Jaguar Land Rover

    Alex O’Neill
  • Vehicle Development and CAE
  • Testing of Tyres for Purpose of Modelling
  • Challenges and Vision
  • 11:00-13:00

    Physical Tyre Modelling for Real Time Simulation

    Flavio Farroni
  • T.R.I.C.K: getting experimental tyre interaction curves from vehicle data
  • TRIP-ID: smart identification of Magic Formula parameter set
  • thermoRIDE: a real time physical tyre 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

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

    Tire Performance

    Frederic Ruat
  • Description of needs from tires performance topics for vehicle dynamic understanding
  • How to collect, understand and use different sources of tire's characterization & modelling
  • Application on simulated car example and real car analysis on track
  • 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 (6th March 2019):

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

    Finite Element Modelling of Tyres

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

    Finite Element Modelling of Tyres

    Mohammad Behroozi
  • Practical development of tyre FE model
  • Simulation of static and dynamic tyre performance characteristics
  • Virtual Tire Development Process using FE modelling techniques
  • 12:00-13:00


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

    FTire Specifics

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