Date: 17 March 2020
EMEA: 16:00-17:00 CET (UTC +1:00)
AMER: 10:00-11:00 EST (UTC -4:00)
Duration: 1 hour
Registration: pre-registration is required
An efficient tire must meet multiple objectives, including fuel consumption, durability, shock and cut resistance, rolling noise, grip on dry or wet roads, aquaplaning prevention… Many of these constraints involve complex physics and, for the most part, entail contradictory compromises.
Among the numerous design constraints, aquaplaning directly involves fluid structure interaction. Understanding the actual dynamics is not easy. Indeed, the flow beneath the tire and inside its grooves cannot simply be observed or measured, with good reproducibility and reliability. Even if it could, such experiments for designing new tires would imply expensive prototypes and on-track testing facilities. Such financial and time constraints would prevent designers from assessing numerous innovative concepts.
Short presentation of Fluids & Co and Nextflow Software
The SPH technology applied to tires industry
Fluid Structure Interaction
Presenter: Julien Candelier, Application Engineer at Nextflow Software.