The Mechanical Response of a Rotating Wheel: Influence of Inflation Pressure and Radial Loads
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.
International Journal of Vehicle Design
Stearns, J.; Gao, Xiaosheng; Srivatsan, T. S.; and Lam, Paul C., "The Mechanical Response of a Rotating Wheel: Influence of Inflation Pressure and Radial Loads" (2010). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research. 907.