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The use of venation in tire design to control the heating of tires

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Samuel Bello
Samuel Bello Aug 03, 2021
Venation is the arrangement of veins in the leaves of a plant or the wings of an insect. Here we propose the production of tires that have veins to aid the cooling of tires. Common measures that are taken to reduce the heating of tires include the carving of tires and the constant development of alternative materials and material configurations that are used for making tires. The tires will have veins that can be used to cool them by pumping a cold gas through the veins. An alternative way to achieve this is to have the inside of the veins to be filled with a material that conducts heat. The tires will be linked to the vehicle's cooling system so that its temperature can be monitored and controlled efficiently.
A tire blowout is the sudden loss of air pressure in an inflatable tire. Sometimes the process gives off the sound of an explosion. Heat can have a large effect on the failure rate of tires. This is the reason you are more likely to have a tire blowout during the summer when the temperature is higher. A tire blowout can cause the driver to lose control and sometimes this leads to a serious crash. If the temperature of the tires can be controlled then the chances of a blowout and any other failure that is associated with the high temperature of your tires.
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What if we used veins to heat the tire?

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Juran Aug 03, 2021
I heard about the heating of the tires, but only on purpose and only in racing. Tires are sometimes heated on purpose by tire heaters or by simply making a lot of turns (zigzagging). The perfect example is Formula 1 racing. They always warm tires up because warm tires perform better and stick to the track more than cold rubber . These tires also have minimum curvature to have a bigger heat-radiating surface . Of course, there is a limit and tires can rupture due to the damage caused by deterioration, which increases when the rubber is warm. That's why they change tires so often. But the takeaway point is the better performance on higher temperatures.

Due to the above-mentioned, I think our greater enemy is the cold. I would rather use the veins to heat them. I am afraid additional cooling would lead to significantly reduced safety and increased rates of crashes. Yes, it would make the tire last longer, but at cost of safety.

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The standard tire on an everyday car is manufactured to fight the heat for a couple of years of normal driving. You also have to check the depth of the curvature and the state of the tires once you drove a predefined distance. If you, on contrary, drive like in Fast&Furious, a regular check of tire condition is probably not foreign to you. So, the tire condition is your responsibility. Thus, poor condition of tires due to warming and deterioration of the rubber is the "necessary damage" we need to accept if we want a safe rubber tires.

[1]https://onestopracing.com/this-is-why-formula-1-tires-are-heated/

[2]https://www.tribology-abc.com/abc/formula1b.htm

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic2 months ago
It seems Bridgestone has thought about this and came up with cooling fins https://youtu.be/UGtg1xCfaWs?t=46

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