Technical contents

TRT EVO: Advances in real-time thermodynamic tire modeling for vehicle dynamics simulations

Vehicle performances, especially in motorsport, are deeply affected by tire behavior and in particular by tire compound proper working conditions. In this research activity, a series of innovations have been introduced on the Thermo Racing Tire

Study on the Generalized Formulations with the Aim to Reproduce the Viscoelastic Dynamic Behavior of Polymers

Appropriate modelling of the real behavior of viscoelastic materials is of fundamental importance for correct studies and analyses of structures and components where such materials are employed

Investigation on the Model-Based Control Performance in Vehicle Safety Critical Scenarios with Varying Tyre Limits

Abstract: In recent years the increasing needs of reducing the costs of car development expressed by the automotive market have determined a rapid development of virtual driver prototyping tools that aims at reproducing vehicle behaviors.

Static and Dynamic Analysis of Non-Pneumatic Tires Based on Experimental and Numerical Methods

Since the beginning of their production, pneumatic tires have experienced tremendous improvements in structure and materials, becoming the dominant design in the world tires market. Nevertheless, relying upon pressurized air, they are affected by maintenance and security issues that can lead to fatal accidents.

Evaluating viscoelasticity

Detailing a new, non-invasive and portable instrument to characterize the viscoelastic properties of tires

Review on Friction and Wear Test Rigs: An Overview on the State of the Art in Tyre Tread Friction Evaluation

The future evolution of autonomous mobility and road transportation will require substantial improvements in tyre adherence optimization.

A Neural-Network-Based Methodology for the Evaluation of the Center of Gravity of a Motorcycle Rider

A correct reproduction of a motorcycle rider’s movements during driving is a crucial and the most influential aspect of the entire motorcycle–rider system.

A numerical methodology for thermo-fluid dynamic modelling of tyre inner chamber: towards real time applications

The characterization and reproduction of tyre behaviour for vehicle modelling is a topic of particular interest both for real-time driver in the loop simulations and for offline performance optimization algorithms


Abstract. In the last years, the tire technological development has played a fundamental role in motorsport and in automotive industry. The tire contact patch forces have a great influence on the vehicle behavior, so their correct estimation is a crucial task to understand how to improve the car performance.

Multiphysics model for tire performance optimization

One of the biggest challenges facing development engineers and testing technicians in the automotive field is the need to obtain reliable tire data, in order to understand their physical behavior.

VESevo: An Innovative Device For Non-Destructive Viscoelasticity Characterization

The evaluation of the viscoelastic properties is a key topic for the analysis of the dynamic mechanical behaviour of polymers.

A Real‐Time Thermal Model for the Analysis of Tire/Road Interaction in Motorcycle Applications

The small extension of the footprint in motorcycle tires, along with the need to guarantee driver stability and safety in the widest possible range of riding conditions, requires that tires work as most as possible at a temperature capable of providing the highest interaction force with road.

Multiphysical analysis

A multiphysical approach to tire dynamics is vital to understanding the array of interconnected physical phenomena and their effects on tire structural characteristics.

Evaluating CV tire wear

The automotive tire sector is changing, from a closed environment to an extremely open one where the
importance of sharing expertise is a key aspect to consolidating (and in some cases, improving) position in the market.

Tools of the trade

A modular software package offers a suite of real time, robust physical tire models and procedures, helping vehicle and tire manufacturers to achieve more reliable performance analysis.

Tire/road interaction models

Analysis of the results provided by a grip and thermodynamics-sensitive tire/roadinteraction force characterization procedure.