Abstract

This paper develops an analytical‐numerical model of antilock braking system (ABS) cycles, vehicle slowdown dynamics and their concomitant influence on tire tread lug wear. Overall, the model handles the effects of tire slip‐friction behavior, brake‐slip behavior, vehicle slowdown dynamics including lift and drag, ABS cycling, tire wheel rotation and vibration dynamics, and local tread level thermomechanical‐chemical degradation “shear off” of the surface rubber. The results of several benchmark studies are also presented. These demonstrate potential tire wear characteristics under ABS.

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