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SKIDSAFE - Intensive course on Mechanics of Tire-Pavement Interaction

Intensive course on Mechanics of Tire-Pavement Interaction taking place from the 26-28 September 2011 in Delft at the CiTG building of Delft University of Technology.

 

 

This course will address recent advances in tire-pavement interaction and shall include:

  • fundamentals of nonlinear large deformation continuum mechanics
  • physical and geometric characteristics of modern pneumatic tires
  • laboratory testing and constitutive modeling of the thermo-visco-elastic response of rubber materials
  • laboratory testing and constitutive modeling of the thermo-visco-plastic response of pavement materials
  • metrics of surface roughness and their laboratory/field determination
  • innovative laboratory testing of rubber-asphalt friction
  • mechanics of large deformation contact and their application for the development of thermo-visco-plastic interface constitutive models
  • techniques for field evaluation of tire-pavement friction
  • issues in the finite element modeling of tire-pavement interaction
  • the influence of tire characteristics on pavement long term response

This focused 3-days course on Mechanics of Tire-Pavement Interaction is organized for the pavement engineering industry and the academic community in order to familiarize themselves with tire-pavement interaction phenomena, their laboratory evaluation and computational modeling. All lectures and course handout materials are in English.

To register please fill in the registration form, and email it to m.m.villani@tudelft.nl. A message of confirmation will be sent to applicants. Registration fee is 400 Euro. It includes lecture notes, lunches and refreshments. After registration participants will receive a letter of confirmation, travel and accommodation suggestions. The total number of participants is limited, registration will be accepted according to availability.

For additional information and course news please contact:

ir. Mirella Villani

Program of Mechanics of Infrastructure Materials
Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Delft University of Technology
Stevinweg 1 - 2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands
Tel. +31 (0)15 278 7047
e-mail:
m.m.villani@tudelft.nl

 

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