Tyre Mechanics

ED 5240Tyre Mechanics

Course Contents:

Basic Tyre mechanics – side slip, longitudinal slip, turn slip and F & M characteristics. ply steer and conicity.
Brush tyre model, string based tyre model and single contact tyre models.
Theory of steady state Force and Moment generation. Semi-empirical tyre models- magic formula tyre model and SWIFT model.
Application of tyre models to vehicle dynamics

Text Books:

1.Hans B. Pacejka, Tyre and Vehicle Dynamics, Butterworth, 2002.


1. Genta, G Motor Vehicle Dynamics , World Scientific, 1997
2. Dixon J.C. Tyres, Suspension and Handling, Cambridge University Press, 1991