The VESevo project, from the Latin name of the iconic volcano, symbol of the Neapolitan land, and an acronym for Viscoelasticity Evaluation System – EVOlved, is the result of research by the Group of Vehicle Dynamics Simulations of the University of Naples Federico II in collaboration with the Academic Spin-off MegaRide – Applied Vehicle Research.
Using a post-processing algorithm developed in the Matlab environment by the research team in collaboration with MegaRide, it is possible to derive the viscoelastic properties of the tread mix, analyzing the curve section corresponding to the indentations and “bounces” between the rod and the material under consideration. In particular, this algorithm allows to estimate physical parameters of micro-indentation between the two bodies, such as the coefficient of stiffness and damping. Depending on the latter and the contact area, depending on the temperature at which the rubber is tested, the viscoelastic properties of interest are assessed.
- NON DESTRUCTIVE VISCOELASTIC CHARACTERIZATION
- EASY TO USE
- COST OPTIMIZATION
For further info:
- Development of an Innovative Instrument for Non-destructive Viscoelasticity Characterization: VESevo (link)