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Tyre and road wear and slip assessment (TROWS)

Objective

TROWS gains insight into tyre and road wear process in order to reduce both tyre and road wear. Tyre wear reduction leads to less emission of rubber, less worn tyres disposal and less energy for tyre production as well as less vehicle maintenance costs. By road wear reduction road maintenance is reduced. The created models and test procedures allow a more effective design process for tyres and vehicle suspensions and will lead to improved design rules for both tyres and road surfaces. The work plan uses an integrated experimental and numerical approach. Through well-conditioned Carousel tests, road surface wear and truck tyre wear for pure cornering conditions is assessed. By driving several vehicles on representative roads a realistic tyre wear assessment is achieved. By combining experimental results with vehicle usage data, stochastic road description, contact patch model and tyre structural model an effective modelling environment is realised.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Address
97,Schoenmakerstraat 97
2600 JA Delft
Netherlands

Participants (10)

CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES DE L'EQUIPEMENT DE LYON
France
Address
25 Avenue Francois Mitterrand
69674 Bron
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Puumiehenkuja 5A
02015 Hut
LABORATOIRE CENTRAL DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
France
Address
Boulevard Lefebvre 58
75732 Paris
NOKIAN TYRES PLC.
Finland
Address
Pirkkalaistie 7
37101 Nokia
PEUGEOT CITROËN AUTOMOBILES S.A.
France
Address
Etablissement De Belchamp
25420 Voujeaucourt
PIRELLI PNEUMATICI SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Sarca 222
20126 Milano
POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Italy
Address
Campus Bovisa, Piazza La Masa 34
20158 Milano
T.E.S.T. S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Del Castelli Romani 57
00040 Pomezia
UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
Italy
Address
Via Santa Marta 3
50139 Firenze
VIAGROUP SA
Switzerland
Address
Chemin Praz Roussy 3
1032 Romanel-sur-lausanne