How Michelin designs a new tire

At each step, the tire design processdraws on all areas of expertise in the research and development field. The process relies on input from the Marketing teams and field engineers, who use their knowledge of customers, their requirements and the markets to draw up specifications. They are in constant close contact with their counterparts in R&D.

The various steps in the design loop

  • Investigation power
  • Materials Research
  • Modeling / Simulation
  • Conception - Design: definition of the tire's structure and tread design.
  • Tests and Measurement Industrialization 

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