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


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Projects currently being conducted at CenTiRe are:

  • Multi-length scale modeling and testing of wet traction (No-cost Extension)
  • Characterization and Modeling of Different Snow Attributes for Tire Performance Simulation (Year 2 of 3)
  • Modeling Nanoscale Tire-Road Interface: Adhesion and Sliding Friction (Year 1 of 2)
  • Characterization and Modeling of Deformable Soils for Tire Performance Simulation (Year 1 of 3)
  • Evaluating rubber aging on tire durability: A combined modeling and experimental approach (No-cost extension)
  • Rubber lifetime performance: Coupling effects of dynamic aging and wear (No-cost extension)
  • How Heterogeneous Filler Dynamics Impact Macroscopic Properties of Filled SBR Rubber (Year 2 of 2)
  • Snow Measurements and Characterization for Traction Prediction (Year 3 of 3)
  • Automated Vibration Mode Shape Characterization of Radial Tire using Zernike Moment Descriptor and Machine Learning (Year 2 of 3)
  • Recovery of ZnO and Heavy Metals from End-of-Life Tires for Enhanced and Effective Waste Material Utilization (Year 2 of 3)
  • Surface Migration of 6-PPD and Design of a Novel Sustainable Antiozonants and Antioxidants for Rubber Formulations (Year 1 of 3)