Finite element analysis presents an opportunity for a detailed study of the dynamic behavior of a rotating tire under real operating conditions providing a better understanding of the influence of tire construction and material detail on tire dynamic behavior in such areas as ride, handling and noise and vibration transmission. Modelling issues that need to be considered include non‐linear effects due to tire inflation and hub loading, tire/road contact and time domain solution of the equations of motion. In this paper techniques and strategies for tire rotation modelling are presented and discussed as a guide to the creation of a successful model.

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