The sound radiating from rolling tires is the most important source of traffic noise in urban regions. In this contribution a detailed finite element approach for the dynamics of tire/road systems is presented with emphasis on rolling noise prediction. The analysis is split into sequential steps, namely, the nonlinear analysis of the stationary rolling problem within an arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian framework, and a subsequent analysis of the transient dynamic response due to the excitation caused by road surface roughness. Here, a modal superposition approach is employed using complex eigenvalue analysis. Finally, the sound radiation analysis of the rolling tire/road system is performed.

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