Tire Testing & Tire Modeling

Stackpole Engineering Services was founded as a tire testing, modeling and analysis services company, and these areas remain at the core of our business expertise. With over 40 years of combined experience in the area of tire testing, modeling and analysis, SES engineers can assist your company with all phases of a tire test program, including:

  • Tire Test Program Development, including the development of warm-up procedures, selection of the proper test procedures, and the finalization of appropriate test inputs and outputs.
  • Comprehensive Tire Test Program Management.
  • Coordination of test schedules, and tire shipping.
  • Design and fabrication of required test adaptors and test rims.
  • Focused on-site test and data acquisition engineering support.
Calspan Testing Facility

In cooperation with the world’s leading tire testing facilities, including Smithers Rapra, Calspan's Tire Research Facility (TIRF) and LINK Engineering, Stackpole Engineering is able to offer comprehensive tire testing services in support of tire design programs and tire model focused programs in support of vehicle dynamics simulations. We offer a wide range of testing expertise and support, including:

  • Standard Force/Moment testing programs, both wet and dry.
  • Durability testing.
  • Static and Dynamic Spring Rate and Damping Testing.
  • Wear testing.
  • Tire Model specific testing in support of offline simulations and DIL simulators.

In addition to our tire testing services, Stackpole Engineering also provides comprehensive tire data fitting (tire model dataset development) and tire analysis. Our tire analysis services include failure and durability analysis, handling and tire pressure optimization analysis, as well as tire/vehicle set-up and design optimization. Stackpole Engineering Services utilizes in-house tire data fitting software to develop tire datasets for all commercially available simulation software in the following model formats:

  • Pacejka Tire model ('89, '94, '96, '02)
  • MF-Tyre™ (all versions)
  • FTire™
  • MFSwift™
  • CDTire™
  • Custom Tire Models