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PREDICTIVE FAILURE MODEL FOR DESIGNING TRUCK TYRES WITH IMPROVED SAFETY AND DURABILITY

Objective


This project resulted in the development of a new tyre belt compound with improved durability that increases tyre life. Project partners developed new analytical methods to investigate the ageing process in the belt edge of truck tyres, and designed a predictive fatigue tester to predict tyre durability based on belt edge failure. The new compounds is already being used in truck tyres but the search continues for other compounds for the belt area of car tyres.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Pirelli Coordinamento Pneumatici SpA
Address
Viale Sarca 222
20126 Milano
Italy

Participants (2)

BAYER AG
Germany
Address
Keiser Wilhelm Allee 2
51368 Leverkusen
Università degli Studi di Bologna
Italy
Address
Viale Del Risorgimento 2
40136 Bologna