, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 48–53 | Cite as

Local Effects Between the Tyre and the Road

  • Gunnar Gäbel
  • Patrick Moldenhauer
  • Matthias Kröger
Research Tyre and Road


The tyre is the integral part of the vehicle that transmits all normal and tangential forces between the vehicle and the road. The tyre tread block is the only tyre component that is in direct contact with the road surface and is thus of special interest. However, the contact situation between the tyre and the road is a very complex one, and therefore all its details are usually unknown. The Institute of Dynamics and Vibration Research at Leibniz University Hanover investigates the local contact phenomena in the tyre/road contact and developed a modular model that describes the dynamic behaviour of tyre tread blocks, taking into account the contact effects.


Contact Pressure Road Surface Contact Stiffness Contact Parameter Mastic Asphalt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunnar Gäbel
    • 1
  • Patrick Moldenhauer
    • 2
  • Matthias Kröger
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Dynamics and Vibration Research of the Leibniz University HanoverGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Machine Elements, Design and Production of the Technical University FreibergGermany
  3. 3.Technical University FreibergGermany

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