Title page for ETD etd-11212011-085506

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Clancy, Devin
Author's Email Address dclancy@vt.edu
URN etd-11212011-085506
Title Static Tire Characterization for Race Vehicle Setup
Degree Master of Science
Department Mechanical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Taheri, Saied Committee Chair
Ferris, John B. Committee Member
West, Robert L. Committee Member
  • Tires
  • Racing
Date of Defense 2011-11-14
Availability unrestricted
In order to provide data for non-rolling tire models that are used in computer simulations of vehicle dynamics, a tire test rig is designed and manufactured which attaches to an MTS kinematics and compliance machine. This test rig is developed for the purpose of characterizing the loaded radius, overturning moment, and displacement of multiple tires in the vertical, lateral, and longitudinal test axes. Equations are developed and used to fit these parameters for the purpose of representing them in non-rolling vehicle simulation models.
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