Advanced Tire Mechanics

  • Yukio Nakajima

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About this book


This book highlights the mechanics of tire performance, offering detailed explanations of deriving basic equations for the fundamental properties of tires, and discussing ways to improve tire performance using these equations. It also compares the theory with practical measurements. The book commences with composite mechanics, which is the fundamental theory for belt and carcass tires, and covers classical, modified and discrete lamination theory. It then addresses the theory of tire shape and spring properties and the mechanics of tread pattern contact properties, as was well as the performance of various tires. This comprehensive book is a valuable resource for engineers involved in tire design and offers unique insights and examples of improvement of tire performances.


Stiffness Matrix Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Rubber Transverse Young’s Modulus Micromechanics Composite Materials Gough-Tangorra Equation Akasaka-Hirano Equation Halpin-Tsai Model Short Fiber Reinforced Rubber (SFRR) Akasaka-Kabe Equation Lamination Theory Tread Pattern Tire Noise Tire Vibration Rolling Resistance of Tires

Authors and affiliations

  • Yukio Nakajima
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, School of Advanced EngineeringKogakuin UniversityHachiojiJapan

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