Constantin Cosmin DANCI, Irina DUMA, Thomas Imre Cyrille BUIDIN, Nicolae CORDOȘ, Adrian TODORUŢ


The paper captures studies regarding the wheel-track interaction, by modelling the contact patch of tires, in the case of the ART TU Cluj-Napoca Formula Student Team’s racing car. The road conditions were considered according to the Skidpad circuit of the SAE competition and different inflation pressures were considered for the studied tires. Thus, by developing a numerical model in MATLAB software, with the help of which comparative results are obtained, and graphically analyzed, it is possible to identify the influences generated by the different considered tires on the dynamic behavior of the studied vehicle.

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