Finite element modelling for polymer composites

By Dr. Sisira Ranatunga The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) plays a major role in developing new tyre designs to meet various performance demands Continuous study on “polymer composites” is a very attractive area for researchers due to increasing demand to significantly...

Rolling resistance Vital to fuel economy

Introduction It is a known fact that tyres play a significant role in the vehicle’s performance. There has been tremendous pressure on automotive OEMs to improve the performance of the vehicles. For the last few years, performance of tyres has played a significant...

Nano materials add to efficiency

By Dr Arup K Chandra Nano materials are key to the sustainable growth of rubber, tyre and auto-component industries. Major advances are being made in the usage of nano materials and other nanocomposites which can greatly improve the efficiency and performance of...

SWCNTs: Revolutionary additives

By A Saj Mathews Single wall carbon nano tubes (SWCNTs) are one of the most effective conductive additives which can significantly increase electrical and thermal conductivity and improve the mechanical properties and other important characteristics of materials....

Graphene Wonder component for tyres?

  By John Stone There is going to be a significant influx of ‘graphene tyres’ in the global tyre market as it has been recognized that the use of Graphene can make tyres lighter and give them better grip which is not possible with the existing tyre compounds....