Tribology applied to the vehicle / road system
Tribology is the science that studies the phenomena that can occur between systems in contact. Applied to road transport, it is about understanding the mechanisms of friction, lubrication and wear at the tire / road interface. This understanding allows to model frictional forces from important factors such as the texture of the road surface, contact conditions and the characteristics of contaminants present at the tire / road interface. The wear studies aim in particular to provide knowledge on the formation of non-exhaust particles, which contribute to the pollution of the natural environment.