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1. Hernandez, Jaime Alberto. Development of deformable tire-pavement interaction: contact stresses and rolling resistance prediction under various driving conditions.

Degree: PhD, Civil Engineering, 2015, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

Even though continuous improvements have been seen in the analysis of flexible pavements, one of the most important factors is still oversimplified: the tire. This can result in costly decisions, such as poor structural road design, incorrect damage prediction, and inappropriate adoption of maintenance/rehabilitation techniques. Moreover, accurate analysis of the tire-pavement system improves predictions of rolling resistance, fuel consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions. The main contribution of this research lies in the evaluation of tire and pavement as a semi-coupled system, assuming both are deformable bodies, while focusing on contact stresses, rolling resistance, and pavement responses. In addition to load and tire inflation pressure, temperature, speed, and rolling conditions were considered. A series of necessary advancements in the tire model, such as appropriate material characterization (hyperelastic and visco-hyperelastic), accurate geometry, and model validation using experimental measurements, were implemented. The experimental program provided information for validation (contact area, tire deflection, and contact stresses/loads). In addition, based on the experimental measurements, a procedure including analytical expression was proposed to predict the variation of the vertical and transverse contact loads along the contact length. Four tire finite element (FE) models having accurate geometry and material characterization were developed to predict contact stresses and rolling resistance force. First, a hyperelastic tire was used on a rigid surface to predict contact stresses under various rolling and loading conditions. Second, the influence of tire speed and temperature was investigated using a visco-hyperelastic tire rolling on rigid surface. Third, hyperelastic tire on deformable elastic body was used to assess the sensitivity of the contact stresses to the body's stiffness. Fourth, the relevance of surface temperature and tire speed was determined using a hyperelastic tire on a deformable viscoelastic body. Finally, the deformable tire and pavement model were integrated to evaluate critical pavement responses, rolling resistance force, and structure-induced rolling resistance. Vertical and transverse contact loads for all conditions and longitudinal contact stresses at full braking were successfully fitted to analytical expressions, thus easing their potential application in pavement analysis. Based on the hyperelastic tire FE results, the vertical contact stresses were unaffected by traveling speed and rolling condition, and the rolling condition mainly modified the longitudinal contact stresses. After altering the rubber component’s material model to visco-hyperelastic, the contact area increased 6.8% due to temperature and decreased 3.8% due to speed. In addition, longitudinal contact stresses were the most affected by temperature and speed: increments in peak value caused by speed were as high as 17%, and the reduction caused by temperature reached 33.1%. On the other hand,… Advisors/Committee Members: Al-Qadi, Imad L (advisor), Al-Qadi, Imad L (Committee Chair), Little, Dallas (committee member), Masud, Arif (committee member), Ozer, Hasan (committee member), Radulescu, Robert (committee member), Thompson, Marshall (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Tire-pavement interaction; pavement responses; rolling resistance; contact stresses; finite element modeling

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APA (6th Edition):

Hernandez, J. A. (2015). Development of deformable tire-pavement interaction: contact stresses and rolling resistance prediction under various driving conditions. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89127

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hernandez, Jaime Alberto. “Development of deformable tire-pavement interaction: contact stresses and rolling resistance prediction under various driving conditions.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Accessed January 20, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89127.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hernandez, Jaime Alberto. “Development of deformable tire-pavement interaction: contact stresses and rolling resistance prediction under various driving conditions.” 2015. Web. 20 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Hernandez JA. Development of deformable tire-pavement interaction: contact stresses and rolling resistance prediction under various driving conditions. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2015. [cited 2021 Jan 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89127.

Council of Science Editors:

Hernandez JA. Development of deformable tire-pavement interaction: contact stresses and rolling resistance prediction under various driving conditions. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89127

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