A nano-mechanical instability as primary contribution to rolling resistance

@inproceedings{Meyer2017ANI,
  title={A nano-mechanical instability as primary contribution to rolling resistance},
  author={Jan Meyer and Reinhard Hentschke and Jonathan Hager and Nils W. Hojdis and Hossein Ali Karimi-Varzaneh},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
Rolling resistance ranks among the top ten automobile megatrends, because it is directly linked to fuel efficiency and emissions reduction. The mechanisms controlling this phenomenon are hidden deeply inside the complexity of tire tread materials and do elude direct experimental observation. Here we use atomistic molecular modelling to identify a novel nano… CONTINUE READING