Fracture Behaviour in Off Road Tyres

Principal investigator: James BUSFIELD
Funding source(s): Birla Carbon USA Inc.
 Start: 01-08-2019  /  End: 31-01-2024
Thermography used to characterise strain induced crystallisation in Natural RubberOff-road car tyres are used on harsh surface conditions and experience high stresses making them susceptible to failure mechanisms such as cut and chip. This project will improve the life span on treads used on off road tires by coupling materials innovations and materials characterization of different carbon black grades.