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Driving dynamics and comfort with the hohenheim tire model

  • Alexander Bürger
  • Stefan Böttinger
Research Simulation

Undercarriage systems are developed within the stress field of driving safety and driving comfort. To avoid physical prototypes during the development phase and to reduce costs, whole vehicle simulation models are used. The modelling of the tire-surface interaction is especially important. A special tire model for agricultural tires was developed at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Hohenheim. It is applicable efficiently, quickly and flexibly for both driving dynamics and driving comfort investigations.

1 Motivation

Tractors are used as flexible mobile machines and transport vehicles in agriculture and construction work. Their time share for transport tasks in agriculture amounts to up to 50 % [1]. A large part of these tasks is performed on public roads. Since the legislative limits towards transport masses and vehicle dimensions are already exhausted, an increase in transport capacity was reached by higher driving velocities of up to 60 km/h. This...



The Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Hohenheim would like to thank the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) for the funding of the project “Further Development of the Hohenheim Tire Model”, the Agco GmbH for the provision of the test tractors as well as the DLG-Test Center Technology and Farm Inputs and the Robert Bosch GmbH for the provision of the test tracks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Bürger
    • 1
  • Stefan Böttinger
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HohenheimGermany

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