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Welcome to Chris Bennett's and Lis Pedersen's web site. If you are looking for information Chris' current work on affordable housing, please visit www.mygbhousing.info. The video below tells the background to Chris' project.

 

Tyres

Tyre consumption.

2000 - NZ - Memos on Tyre Modelling
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Memos giving additional background to mechanistic tyre modelling.

1999 - WB - Tyre Wear Modelling for HDM 4
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This study has aimed to determine an appropriate formulation for the calculation of tyre wear in HDM 4. In particular, a method has been proposed for calculating the eased tyre wear which occurs in congested traffic conditions, compared to free flowing traffic conditions at the same mean speed on a homogeneous section of road.

1999 - Tyre Consumption Modelling Issues
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Memo describing issues with HDM-4 tyre consumption modelling

1998 - Tyre Wear Modelling for HDM-4
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Report describing tyre consumption model, particularly congestion effects

1998 - Tyre Wear Modelling for HDM-4
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Report describing mechanistic tyre model

1998 - Predicting Tyre Diameter
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Memo describing how tyre diameter is predicted

1998 - Predicting the Volume of Wearable Rubber
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Development of the model for predicting rubber volume

1998 - NZ - Tyre Wear Modelling for HDM 4
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This study has aimed to determine an appropriate formulation for the calculation of tyre wear in HDM 4. In particular, a method has been proposed for calculating the increased tyre wear which occurs in congested traffic conditions, compared to free flowing traffic conditions at the same mean speed on a homogeneous section of road.

1998 - NZ - Tyre Modelling for HDM-4
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Report from NZ on mechanistic tyre modelling.

1998 - Japan - Model to Predict Treadwear
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How to predict tire traction and wear.

1998 - France - Evaluation of Tire Wear Performance
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Evaluation of tire consumption.

1996 - Sweden - Modeling Tyre Consumption
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Paper proposing mechanistic modelling of tyre consumption.
This report presents the results of a research project to investigate the suitability of fixed slip friction meters for on-road determination of pavement surface arasiveness. It was intended that this would involve establishing a degree of correlation between tyre abrasion and the road surface friction coefficient, as measured by Central Laboratories' Findlay Irvine GripTester.

1995 - Sweden - Swedish Tire Research
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Paper summarizing Swedish tire modelling research.

1995 - Sweden - Swedish Research on Tire Consumption
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Paper proposing mechanistic modelling of tyre consumption.

1995 - Sweden - Memo on Tyre Modelling
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Paper proposing mechanistic modelling of tyre consumption.

1981 - Shallanmach - Tire Traction and Wear
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How to predict tire traction and wear.

Adventures

Chris in the NCT Race 

Chris has an adventurous spirit which generally involves cycling, running, or just being out there having a good time. Read his 'Race Reports' below. This is a link to his SPOT GPS tracker. If you are interested in his 'geeky' sport technical blog it is at www.tri-duffer.com. He also has stories of his life as 'An Overtravelled Engineer Working for the World Bank' at World Bank Traveller.

 

Race Reports

Technical

Document Library

 

  • Chris' published papers and reports are here.
  • His Technical Library  has a range of reports 
  • Golden Bay community projects are here.
  • The history of the ROMDAS company is here.
  • The 'Road to Good Health' HIV/AIDs Toolkit is here.

 

Technical Library

Chris and Lis

Chris and Lis

We are Lis Pedersen and Chris Bennett. We’ve been married over 30 years and each found our way to New Zealand in the early 1980s from Denmark and Canada respectively. Golden Bay has been our happy place for almost 20 years and we are now based in Pohara just above the beach, with our two cats Coco and Max. 

 

 

 

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