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Theory of Tire Shape

  • Yukio NakajimaEmail author
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Abstract

The theory of tire shape has been well studied since the early 1900s because it has been easier to develop theory for the sidewall shape of a tire than to develop theory for other tire design elements, such as the crown shape, bead structure, belt structure, pattern and material. Three important theories have been established in the history of the development of theory of the sidewall shape: natural equilibrium theory for a bias tire, natural equilibrium theory for a radial tire and ultimate tire shape theory where the finite element method is combined with optimization technology. These theories and applications are discussed in this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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