Simulation of Tires Using Ansys
Tires are an essential component for all types of vehicles. It is important to understand how tires perform under different speeds, loads and operating conditions. Ansys offers a depth of capabilities to perform comprehensive tire simulations including mounting, inflation, loading, footprint, and steady state rolling.
The team at Ozen Engineering offers customers deep technical experience in tire simulation to achieve accurate modeling results quickly.
In inflation, the inner surfaces of the tire are selected, and the inflation pressure is applied to these surfaces.
In steady state rolling, SSTATE command is used to apply the steady state rolling analysis.
Tire Simulation Using Ansys
Ansys allows the engineers to perform a detailed tire analysis in a straightforward way.
A detailed 2D cross section is all that is needed to start a detailed 3D tire simulation. All parts of the tire will be modeled in detail and a suitable material will be assigned to each part. Using the ANSYS material library, you can use/define different materials including linear and nonlinear properties.
- Tire simulation is performed in the intuitive Ansys Workbench user interface to setup the mesh, contact conditions, and analysis settings.
- Boundary conditions include inflation pressure, weight load, friction coefficient, speed, and more.
- ANSYS offers tools to include compute-efficient steel reinforcement for belts and plys.
Tire Simulation Using CFD and Rigid-Flexible Dynamics
With Ansys, you are not only limited to mechanical structural analysis when you are trying to simulate the tires, but you can also perform detailed AeroAcoustic analysis using Ansys/CFD. With both tools, a coupled Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) analysis could be done as well.
Another analysis that could be performed is rigid-flexible dynamics. Ansys/Motion is a tool that helps to study and simulate the dynamics of the vehicle and the effect f the vehicle different components (flexible and/or rigid) on the tire performance.
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