Sumitomo develops new tyre sensing technology

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) has developed a new tyre sensing technology called “SENSING CORE,” which is able to detect road conditions, tyre load and other information by analyzing the wheel speed signals that are generated by the rotation of...

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...

Theoretical basis for a Simplified Tire Treadwear Test Machine

By Gerald R Potts Ph.D   Prior to investing in a fully equipped wear test system, as above, it may be desirable to distill the essence of such a test machine by implementing the most sensitive variables, such as tire load and slip angle into a simpli-fied wear test...

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....