SMARTYRE: A Complete Solution for Advanced Tire Engineering

As the automotive landscape continues to evolve, one crucial component often overlooked in its significance is the tire. Tires have evolved into a complex engineering marvel that can significantly impact a vehicle’s performance, safety, and environmental footprint. Advanced tire engineering has become a frontier where innovation, materials science, and cutting-edge technologies converge to redefine the way we drive. In this article, we delve into the world of advanced tire engineering, and how SMARTYRE is driving innovation.

Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SMARTYRE enables tire manufacturers to focus on the integrated design and simulation environment, manufacturing operations and materials management. With SMARTYRE, tire manufacturers can command a global presence—from design to industrialization, manufacturing execution to service and operations everywhere.

What does the SMARTYRE solution offer?

SMARTYRE provides a complete solution for the design, development, validation and manufacture of optimal tire designs, driving performance and reducing errors and delays.

Unlock a full suite of tools to conduct:

  • Tire Maneuverability (Force & Moment)
  • Tire Thermal Performance
  • Rolling Resistance
  • Tire Shaping
  • Tire Pass-By Noise
  • Tire Footprint
  • Regulatory Testing (Plunger and Pendulum)

Let’s take a look in more detail.

SMARTYRE

Tire Maneuverability (Force & Moment)

Leveraging the SMARTYRE solution allows Tire Manufacturers to:

  • Predict and Improve ride and handling performance for any road surface
  • Provide vehicle OEMs with virtual performance data to satisfy their Virtual Tire Submission requirements
  • Easily fit reduced DoF real-time tire models such as Ftire, TMEasy, MFTire, etc…
  • Mitigate warranty risk
  • Fully Automated Process enabling Design Space Exploration
  • Simulation Templates allow Simulation Democratization
  • Eliminate Data Exchange and improve Collaboration

 

Tire Thermal Performance

SMARTYRE allows Tire Manufacturers to:

  • Improve thermal performance and increase durability
  • Prevent early belt delamination failures
  • Mitigate warranty risk
  • Incorporates non-linear, temperature-dependent, viscoelastic materials in steady-state vehicle maneuvers, for both structural response and aerodynamic response.
  • Fully Automated Process enabling Design Space Exploration
  • Simulation Templates allow Simulation Democratization
  • Eliminate Data Exchange and improve Collaboration

 

Rolling Resistance

SMARTYRE allows Tire Manufacturers to:

  • Identify exactly which components are contributing to the RR, thus providing insight that physical testing will not provide
  • Meet Customer RR Requirements
  • Mitigate warranty risk
  • Fully Automated Process enabling Design Space Exploration
  • Simulation Templates allow Simulation Democratization
  • Eliminate Data Exchange and improve Collaboration

 

Tire Shaping

SMARTYRE allows Tire Manufacturers to:

  • Conduct DOEs to understand design space
  • 1000’s of design variations
  • Improve tire performance
  • Prevent early belt/bodyply delamination failures
  • Complete the Design-to-Manufacturing-to-Design Loop
  • Mitigate warranty risk

 

Tire Pass-By Noise

SMARTYRE allows Tire Manufacturers to:

  • Improve radiated tire noise through advanced Pass-By Noise prediction
  • Position rapidly for the emerging EV market
  • Extremely High-Performance Geometry Creation and Tread Meshing
  • Accelerated, and advanced, Transient Rolling
  • Including access to advanced non-linear viscoelastic material models, i.e. PRF
  • Fully Automated Process enabling Design Space Exploration
  • Simulation Templates allow Simulation Democratization
  • Eliminate Data Exchange and improve Collaboration

 

Tire Footprint

SMARTYRE allows Tire Manufacturers to:

  • Fast Predictions of Footprint Shape and Pressure Uniformity to Maximize Grip and Minimize Tread-wear
  • Fully Automated Process enabling Design Space Exploration
  • Simulation Templates allow Simulation Democratization
  • Eliminate Data Exchange and improve Collaboration

 

Regulatory Testing

SMARTYRE allows Tire Manufacturers to:

  • Fulfill Regulatory Requirements
  • Identify exactly which components are contributing to non-compliance, thus providing insight that physical testing will not provide (Reduce Physical Testing with less Check/Project Tire)
  • Fully Automated Process enabling Design Space Exploration
  • Simulation Templates allow Simulation Democratization
  • Eliminate Data Exchange and improve Collaboration

 

Leveraging SMARTYRE from Dassault Systèmes in the realm of advanced tire engineering offers a multitude of transformative advantages. From its ability to streamline the design and testing processes, enhancing efficiency and reducing time-to-market, to its capacity to optimize tire performance across a wide range of conditions, SMARTYRE empowers engineers and manufacturers to push the boundaries of what is possible.