Airborne particulate matter has long been associated with negative environmental and health impacts. Tire wear, in the form of particulate matter and microplastics, also poses a potential hazard to human health and the ecosystem. In order to develop measures minimizing tire related pollution, it is necessary to identify and classify all relevant influencing parameters. Within the scope of this study, a measurement vehicle is presented enabling sampling and measurement of tire-induced particles under varying operating conditions. The measurement setup ensures the separation of brake and tire wear and includes particle measurement devices as well as numerous vehicle motion sensors. Based on on-road tests, correlations between driving dynamic parameters and particle emission were analyzed. Furthermore, a first approach for tire-induced particle emission prediction is presented.

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Automotive Engineering Group, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ehrenbergstraße 15, Ilmenau, Thuringia, 98693 Germany


Entwicklung Radbremse, Audi AG, Ingolstadt, Bavaria, 85045, Germany