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Difficulty in analyzing automotive tire in workbench 
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Nov1212, 01:48 PM

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AlephZero & Mech_Engineer,
I didn't think of it. I found my mistake. When I reduced the pressure significantly to 0.06 psi, The solver was able to converge. Thanks for all your help. I will go ahead into my analysis now and will post any further problems that I face. Thanks again. 


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Nov2112, 10:57 AM

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I am now trying to analyze the same tire by applying contact conditions between the tire and a surface below it. The surface has been modeled as a plate underneath the tire and I have specified frictionless contact.
I try to press the tire against the surface, keeping the inner pressure as 0.05Pa but the results do not converge. Can someone please advise me what could be the error. Thanks Aman 


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Nov2112, 12:44 PM

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Take a close look at all of the things we've talked to you about already, but in addition make sure you using all of the tips I listed here:



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Nov2112, 01:37 PM

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Mech_Engineer,
Thanks for your reply. Here is the problem, The sheet below is simulated as a road surface. If I remove the internal pressure on the tire and displace the sheet upward by 1 mm, the solution converges. This is the case where the sheet is a flexible steel. However, if I consider the sheet with rigid stiffness behavior in material properties and run the same simulation, the result won't converge. Additionally, keeping everything the same as the first case, if I apply internal pressure to the tire model and then displace the sheet upward, the solution doesn't converge. I tried the things you asked me to but I still have the same issues. Kindly help 


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Try applying the load steps in reverse deform the tire first and then apply the internal pressure.



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What you are doing is not even close to a realistic analysis of an automobile tire under inflation loading or under contact loading. In a real tire, the tire cords carry most of the load, and the rubber is there just to glue the cord plies together and to prevent the air from escaping from between the cords. Have you looked into the literature on structural analysis of automobile tires, such as Tire Science and Technology. Early analyses of tires used membrane models which accounted for the effects of the tire cords. Later analyses used bending models, and finally, more recent models used detailed finite element. All these took into account the composite nature of the structure.



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Dec112, 12:10 PM

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Hello Mech_Engineer,
I was able to sort out the problem related to the surface and tire contact. My next step in the analysis is to check the stresses induced in the tire as it rolls on the ground. Can you advise me some steps to get started with that. Thanks for all your help 


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Dec112, 12:51 PM

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My feeling is you're better off making a more realistic model of the tire first, including the belts. Doing all this work to get the model working will have to be done again otherwise.



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Dec112, 12:58 PM

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Hello Mech_Engineer,
My advisor first wants me to get a steady state rolling analysis to work and then I will add the reinforcements to the rubber. That's why I asked for your help to get started on the analysis for rolling. Thanks Aman 


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Dec1012, 12:05 PM

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Hello Mech_engineer,
I have successfully modeled the tire to a close approximation of the real scenario. Can you now please guide me through the process of steps needed to analyze its rolling on a surface to see the stress variation Thanks Aman 


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Dec1012, 06:10 PM

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Well it depends on what conditions you want to analyze it under. You need to consider things like angular speed (centripetal acceleration), applied torque, and load it's supporting. You're going to have to decide how you want to approximate ground moving by as well.



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