Computational Synthesis of High-Performance Non-Pneumatic Tires

Tires are the only element connecting the vehicle to the ground, transmitting the torques from the engine and carrying the loads of the vehicle. Recent development in automotive, defense and aerospace industries require tires to have superior combination of low energy loss, light weight, low contact pressure, balanced dampimg and stiffness, high durability and easy maintenance. Non-Pneumatic Tires (NPTs), also called airless tires, have recently emerged as an alternative of traditional pneumatic tires. The research objective of this proposal is to develop a transformative computational design methodology for innovative high performance robust and reliable multifunctional NPTs by integrating computational topology optimization methodology with advanced predictive physics models, mathematical programming, and additive technology.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $23661.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Thorson, Ellen

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    State University of New York, Stony Brook

    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, NY  United States  11794
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chen, Shikui Chen

  • Start Date: 20150401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39630

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  • Accession Number: 01562707
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-42-26
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 5 2015 1:00AM