Using Model-Based Design for Vehicle Dynamics Simulation
Bennett Norley, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Sid Attravanam, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
In a world where rapid cadences for new product launches can be a competitive advantage, adaptable and reliable product simulation is critical. The tire industry is no exception, particularly with increased demands for virtual tire submissions and supplemental vehicle testing.
Though several potent, multi-body vehicle simulation packages currently exist, they require detailed subcomponent-level data which automotive OEMs are rightfully reluctant to share. Even with access to these proprietary design parameters, thriving in the replacement tire market requires testing tire performance across a diverse vehicle fleet. It is expensive to collect the comprehensive models needed to represent the vast range of consumer-driven vehicles.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company teamed up with MathWorks to advance and refine a robust set of tools to drive technological breakthroughs in vehicle dynamics simulation. By utilizing Vehicle Dynamics Blockset™, Model-Based Calibration Toolbox™, Simulink Design Optimization™, and other innovative methodologies, we can predict vehicle response, tire-generated forces and moments, and a suite of objective testing metrics.
This presentation will share Cooper’s high-level approach to vehicle simulation, how MathWorks has helped augment our computational procedures, and how Cooper is expediting the tire development process by simulating on-vehicle performance.
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