Center for Tire Research
An NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

Projects currently being conducted at CenTiRe are:

  • Modulating silica-rubber interface by biorenewable urushiol-derived silanes  (Year 3 of 3)
  • Modeling strain-energy distributions and failure properties for idealized particle dispersions and interfaces in filled elastomers  (Year 3 of 3)
  • Tire-pavement noise modeling and correlation with experiments  (Year 3 of 3)
  • Multiscale modeling of tire wear  (Year 3 of 3)
  • Static and operational characterization of tires modal vibration with novel non-contact techniques  (Year 3 of 3)
  • Tire-ice model validation and comparative analysis of tractive performance of tires on ice  (Year 3 of 3)
  • Very high frequency testing of tire tread compounds for improved prediction of wet traction performance  (Year 2 of 3)
  • Crosslinking combinations involving benzocyclobutene chemistry  (Year 2 of 2)
  • Comprehensive multi-scale modeling of tire abrasion (Year 1 of 3)
  • A wave propagation approach for prediction of tire-pavement interaction noise (TPIN) (Year 1 of 2)