Accession Number:

ADA623015

Title:

Laminated Composite Shell Element Using Absolute Nodal Coordinate Formulation and Its Application to ANCF Tire Model

Descriptive Note:

Journal article preprint

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Report Date:

2015-04-24

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

In this investigation, a laminated composite shell element of the absolute nodal coordinate formulation ANCF is developed for application to the modeling of fiber-reinforced rubber FRR structure of the physics-based ANCF tire model. The complex deformation coupling exhibited in fiber-reinforced composite materials can be automatically considered in the shear deformable laminated composite shell element using the continuum mechanics approach, and the element lockings are systematically eliminated by the assumed natural strain and enhanced strain approaches, thereby leading to a locking-free shear deformable ANCF composite shell element. Furthermore, various nonlinear material models can be considered for each layer in a way same as solid elements. Using the ANCF composite shell element developed, a physics-based ANCF tire model is developed by considering the detailed tire geometry and material properties. The experimental validation of the tire model is conducted for the load-deflection curve to ensure that the fundamental structural tire properties can be correctly captured in the ANCF tire model.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE