Chapter 8. Computational Mechanics of Rubber and Tires

  1. Dr. Purushottam D. Gujrati3,4 and
  2. Dr. Arkadii I. Leonov5
  1. Michael J. Poldneff1 and
  2. Martin W. Heinstein2

Published Online: 16 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527630257.ch8

Modeling and Simulation in Polymers

Modeling and Simulation in Polymers

How to Cite

Poldneff, M. J. and Heinstein, M. W. (2010) Computational Mechanics of Rubber and Tires, in Modeling and Simulation in Polymers (eds P. D. Gujrati and A. I. Leonov), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527630257.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Science, 302 Buchtel Common, Akron, OH 44325-3909, USA

  2. 4

    The University of Akron, The Departments of Physics and Polymer Science, Akron, OH 44325, USA

  3. 5

    The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Engineering, Polymer Engineering Academic Center, Akron, OH 44325-0301, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    External Science & Technology Programs, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Innovation Center, P.O. Box 3531, D/410A, Akron, OH 44309-3531, USA

  2. 2

    Sandia National Laboratory, Computational Solid Mechanics and Structural Dynamics, P.O. Box 5800 MS 0380, Albuquerque, NM 87185-0380, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 21 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324156

Online ISBN: 9783527630257

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Keywords:

  • computational mechanics;
  • contact conditions;
  • deformed configuration;
  • finite element analysis;
  • incompressibility constraints;
  • strain-displacement relationship

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

  • Incompressibility Conditions

  • Solution Strategy

  • Treatment of Contact Constraints

  • Tire Modeling

  • References