Numerical modelling and experimental inflation validation of a bias two-wheel tire

Chung Ket Thein*, Huey Meing Tan, Chin Hong Lim

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This paper presents a parametric study on the development of a computational model for bias two-wheel tire through finite element analysis (FEA). An 80/90-17 bias two-wheel tire was adopted which made up of four major layers of rubber compound with different material properties to strengthen the structure. Mooney-Rivlin hyperelastic model was applied to represent the behaviour of incompressible rubber compound. A 3D tire model was built for structural static finite element analysis. The result was validated from the inflation analysis. Structural static finite element analysis method is suitable for evaluation of the tire design and improvement of the tire behaviour to desired performance. Experimental tire was inflated at various pressures and the geometry between numerical and experimental tire were compared. There are good agreements between numerical simulation model and the experiment results. This indicates that the simulation model can be applied to the bias two-wheel tire design in order to predict the tire behaviour and improve its mechanical characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-81
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


  • Bias tire
  • Finite element analysis
  • Footprint test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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