Original run date: May 10, 2023 at 9:00 AM EST
Tire rolling resistance (RR)
is closely related to overall vehicle fuel economy or range, and it’s common that vehicle manufacturers require tire rolling resistance reduction to help optimize fuel economy/cruising range. Tire rolling resistance measurement requirements for use in consumer tire labeling laws are being released in some countries and districts. Threshold values for tires are being established to achieve energy savings, meet green initiatives, and reduce carbon emissions. Current conventional rolling resistance testing methods only focus on tire performance at an ambient temperature of 24°C or 25°C, but real-world applications span a much broader range of operation.
This 30-45 minute webinar will include a discussion of:
- How the market shift to EVs poses new range challenges
- Overview of foundation for current rolling resistance testing
- Theoretical analysis and experimental methods to explore the rolling resistance of tires at other temperatures
About our Speaker:
Edward joined Smithers in 2022 as the Lead Technical Engineer in the Materials Science and Engineering Division, Asia Pacific. He is primarily focused on Smithers tire and wheel testing solutions development, consulting services in tires and vehicle dynamics, internal R&D studies, and technical decision-making. Edward is proficient in various performance requirements for tire development and corresponding test methods, such as rolling resistance, force and moment, NVH testing, tread wear, as well as others.
Over the past 11 years, he worked in for Giti Tire, FCA, and Ford focusing on tire performance, design development, tuning, and experimental verification of passenger vehicle tires. Edward graduated from the Vehicle Engineering Department of Anhui Agricultural University with a bachelor’s degree.