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Subject: RACING CAR TYRES (A.A. 2021/2022)


Course year 2
Teaching units Unit Racing Car Tyres
To be chosen by the student (lesson)
  • TAF: Optional subjects SSD: ING-IND/13 CFU: 6
Teachers: Andrea TOSO
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Exam type written
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language inglese
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Andrea TOSO


Understanding the tyre as a complex product of engineering with particular emphasis to the racing application

Admission requirements

Vehicle Dynamics ( Muner 1st Year ) or
Meccanica dei Veicoli ( Unimore - Magistrale in Veicoli )

Course contents

Introduction, History
Tyre Standards
Lab on Tyre Designation
Tyre Kinematics
Vehicle Dynamics ( Tyre Details )
Lab on Tyre Drag
Tyre Constraints and Functions
Tyre Elements
Tyre Design
Tyre Manufacturing
Lab on Materials – Design your Tyre
Tyre Friction
Tyre Pressure and Rolling Resistance
Tyre Use
Lab of Tyre Diagnosis of Problems
Tyre Modeling – Brush Model
Tyre Modeling – Paceijka Model
Lab on Paceijka Model – Parameters
Lab on Paceijka Model – Axle Grip

Teaching methods

Lectures ( 48 hours ) Laboratories ( 12 hours )

Assessment methods

Exam: Written ( short answers to two questions ) AND Oral ( 30 minutes ) in presence. Remote exams if only if it will be mandatory to allow that by the University guidelines ( by January 2022 ) No intermediate tests

Learning outcomes

Understanding and Comprehension of the racing tyre.
Both practical and theoretical aspects.


W.F. Milliken, Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, SAE, 1995
H. Paceijka, Tyre and Vehicle Dynamics, SAE, 2012
M. Guiggiani, The Science of Vehicle Dynamics, Springer, 2013
P. Haney, The Racing and High Performance Tire, SAE, 2003
G. Mastinu, Road and off-road Vehicle System Dynamics, CRC Press, 2013
J. Braun, Inside Racing Technology, TV Motorsport, 1995
T. Gillespie, Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, SAE, 1992
J. Dixon, Tyres, Suspensions and Handling, SAE, 1996
J. Wong, Theory of Ground Vehicles, Wiley and Sons, 2008