The Tire as a Vehicle Component

C0101

Abstract
Content
The principal functions of the pneumatic tire are to generate driving, braking, and cornering forces while safely carrying the vehicle load and providing adequate levels of ride comfort. This course explains how tire forces and moments are generated under different operating and service conditions and, in turn, demonstrates how these forces and moments influence various vehicle responses such as braking, handling, ride, and high-speed performance. The content focuses on the fundamentals of tire behavior in automobiles, trucks, and farm tractors, but also includes experimental and empirical results, when necessary. 

The Pneumatic Tire, a 700-page E-book on CD, edited by Joseph Walter and Alan Gent is included in the course material.

This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of this course, accredited reconstructionists should mail a copy of their course certificate of achievement and the $5 participant CEU fee to ACTAR, PO Box 1493, North Platte, NE 69103.

Learning Objectives
Content
By attending this course, you will be able to:
  • Explain the force and moment generating behavior of tires as related to construction, materials, and operating conditions
  • Predict vehicle response based on tire characteristics using basic laws of mechanics supplemented by experimental results as necessary
Who Should Attend
Content
This course is designed principally for technical professionals in the automobile, tire, and wheel industries and their suppliers. In addition, some case studies and examples involve truck, agriculture, and aircraft tires.
Prerequisites
Content
An undergraduate degree in a technical field or commensurate experience is desirable.
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Duration
06:50
CEU
0.7
Additional Details
Publisher
Product Code
C0101
Content Type
Instructor Led
Language
English