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Starting from the beginning, this book explains the development process of all parts related to the topics tire, wheel and tire pressure monitoring system. This is continued by the modern project management methods in the development process of the parts and the necessary tests to build up this safety relevant components. Modern methods for simulations are described.

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Chapter 1. Tires

A tire is a composite material which has rotational symmetry, is non-isotropic, and is comprised of several rubber components which are bound together, and whose strength characteristics are determined by textile or other steel reinforcement materials. This is the formal definition of a tire as given by an encyclopedia.
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Chapter 2. Wheels

Nothing moves without wheels. This elementary statement describes not only a technical prerequisite for a functioning automobile, but also the significance of wheels in vehicle design. Wheels must be designed to meet the demanding task of achieving complete harmony with the vehicle body, because they contribute significantly towards the overall high design and build quality of the complete vehicle
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Chapter 3. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Tire pressure is an important parameter which influences nearly all tire properties. Minimum air pressure for a tire is defined through the specifications of the ETRTO, and depends on the load index, speed index, and additional indicators such as the extra load, as well as the wheel camber while driving in a straight line. Minimum vehicle-specific air pressure is defined by a vehicle’s manufacturer, with the tire manufacturer also having a say.
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Chapter 4. Wheel Assembly

The process of industrial tire assembly for series production differs significantly from manual tire assembly.
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