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Tire Technology

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Tire Technology
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: FT70
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

FT70 (P242-0100) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 6, optional course, technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Groh
Stefan Küster,

[updated 15.03.2021]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to describe the evolution of the tire, how pneumatic tires work, the requirements of tires, and the basic principles of tire construction.
They will be able to explain the basic mathematical-physical principles of tire properties.
They will be able to describe the design parameters and material properties of modern radial tires and their manufacturing process.
Students will be able to describe the driving, comfort and rolling resistance characteristics of tires in relation to the road and the vehicle, and identify measures to optimize these with regard to the conflicting objectives.
They will be able to explain the most important tire tests in the tire and vehicle industry.

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Module content:
• History and evolution of tires
• Tire applications and tire selection
• Requirements for tires, load capacity, safety factors, geometry, standardization
• Tire vibration, comfort, tire-road noise
• Rolling resistance, tire uniformity, tire labeling
• Static and dynamic friction, forces, power transmission, tire characteristics, mileage
• Simulating tire characteristics, adhesion detection/control
• Tire construction, compound properties, tire testing, tire manufacturing

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