Continental`s R&D activities in SK

Report
R & D Continental in Púchov
Radoslav Fujerik
Continental Technology Center Púchov, SK
8. November 2011, Zlín
 Continental’s R&D activities in Slovakia (Tires)
 Current Trends in tire development
 Potential co-operation fields
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Continental‘s R&D activities in SK
 As centralized as possible to maximize efficiencies
 As decentralized as needed to support specific markets
 more than 50 nations
 6 ww R&D locations
 prooving grounds ww
 15 ww tire plants
Global Technology
Center
Hannover / DE
Púchov / SK
Local Engineering
Centers
Local Engineering
Local Engineering
Centers
Centers
Continental‘s R&D activities in SK
Hannover / DE
Global Technology
Center
Hannover / DE
R&D MATADOR
Púchov / SK
Púchov / SK
 committed to have R&D in SK
 15% R&D employees by 2015
 engineers / natural scientists
 intermediate level of English
 mobility / willingness to travel
R&D CONTINENTAL
Hannover / DE
Joining
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Púchov / SK
Integrating
Growing
Continental‘s R&D activities in SK
Tire Line Development
Technical Benchmark
Technology Development
Development of Production Tools
FEM Simulation
Material Development
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We Shape the Megatrends in the Automotive Industry
Safety, Environment, Information, Affordable cars
Doing more.
Doing more.
For zero
emissions.
For safe
mobility.
Doing more.
Doing more.
For global
mobility.
For intelligent
driving.
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Major challenges (PLT, CVT)
 New legal limits in EU
 Introduction of label system ww
 Solving various target conflicts
Tire Noise
Rollling Resistance
Wet Braking
 Increasing requirements for load capability
 New tire sizes (reduced diameter or aspect ratio)
 Complexity management
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Potential Cooperation Fields
 Vehicle Dynamics  impact on tire forces
 Road surface characterization and its impact on rubber behavior
 Advanced understanding & numerical modeling of rubber - test, criteria,
numerical implementation – under different load, temperature and time dependency.
 Rubber Creep
 Rubber Aging
 Rubber Damage
 Advanced pre-processing techniques – automatization
 CT  Geometry (parametric)  automatic mesh
 Optimization/Sensitivity in FEM tire simulations
 Criteria dependent numerical optimization
 Numerical modeling of snow
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Co-operation PLT
 Adhesion
 Aquaplaning
 Tread pattern
 Tyre noise
 FE of a tyre tread model
 Rolling resistance
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Co-operation CVT
What do
we do?
Marketing
Request
Virtual
Development
Experimental
Phase
Validation
Industrialization
Start of serial
production
Construction & contour optimization
Validation by FEM calculations
Footprints
Belt Durability & Rolling Resistance
Wear - mileage
Reference tire
model
Bead endurance
Groove cracking
New optimized
tire model
What do we want to improve?
 Speed up FEM model setup procedure significantly (quality, accuracy, high level of automatization)
 We are searching for partner in potential areas for cooperation:
 modification/morphing of standard mesh to fit to input picture (CT – computer tomography of tire)
 modeling of 0°layer in truck tyres
Your Contacts
 Dr. Matthias Haufe, director of Technology Center Puchov
 Martin Rypak, head of PLT Simulation
 Jan Ondrisik, head of CVT Simulation
 Radoslav Fujerik, head of Process Development (Curing & Curing Bladders)
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Thank you for your interest
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