Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

The Mechanical Response of a Rotating Wheel: Influence of Inflation Pressure and Radial Loads

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2010

Abstract

This paper highlights use of the finite element technique for analyzing stress and displacement distributions in wheels of automotive vehicles when subject to the conjoint influence of inflation pressure and radial load. The most commonly used considerations in design of the automotive wheel are elucidated. A potentially viable technique for finite element modeling of the radial wheel, subjected to loading, is highlighted. The extrinsic influence of inflation pressure on performance of the rotating wheel is rationalized.

Publication Title

International Journal of Vehicle Design

Volume

53

Issue

3

First Page

166

Last Page

180