Area of contact – Analysing the other side of friction

Jan H.W.H. Nijkamp, Raymond Zeeman (Contributor), Hans van Benthem (Contributor), Katarzyna Bandzierz (Contributor), Anke Blume (Contributor)

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General methods for the prediction of tire tread friction often rely on quantifying rubber hysteresis. For decades, the role of adhesion in tire tread friction has been discussed; however, few experimental techniques are available to measure its contribution to rubber friction separately. In this presentation a journey through literature and experimental research is addressed aiming to design such a method. The goal is to support opening up a new frontier to improve aspects like tyre grip performance based on more than hysteresis. For this, the other side of friction is analysed in detail: the area of contact contribution.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2023
EventTire Technology Expo 2023 - Hanover, Germany
Duration: 21 Mar 202323 Mar 2023


ConferenceTire Technology Expo 2023


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