Application of analytical and finite element method in tyre-soil modelling
by Hao Li; Christian Schindler
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS), Vol. 19, No. 4, 2012

Abstract: This paper describes the development of tyre-soil interaction models to investigate the dynamic behaviour of a tyre rolling on soil. An analytical tyre-soil model is integrated into a Multiple Body System (MBS) software interface with the application of corresponding subroutines. It is flexible enough to define the properties of different tyres and soils such as tyre stiffness and dimensions of soil ground in the respective property files. The Finite Element Method (FEM) is used to compare the respective forces and velocities in the SAE tyre coordinate system under different combined conditions of loads and sinkages. The relations between soil sinkage, velocity, vertical load, drawbar pull and slip ratio are analysed based on the simulation results.

Online publication date: Sat, 20-Dec-2014

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email