Understanding needs, materials research, modeling and simulation, tire and tread design and architecture, testing and measurements, and industrialization — it all goes into the process. At Michelin, all our tires go through the same "design loop."
Simulation and modeling applications
Simulators and modeling applications are used in research on internal tire architecture and tread designs to achieve performance targets. Virtual animation can be used to quickly analyze and understand the results.
Michelin R&D has more than 400 simulation applications to enhance the potential of all its tires.
The Simulation department's role is developing and designing predictive applications using R&D skills in modeling, simulation and optimization.
In addition to our expertise in tire architecture, the cumulative knowledge of Michelin's materials teams helps our products stand out.
Our materials research strategy is based on diversifying our activities, particularly by integrating external expertise.
That allows us to identify and co-design the technical solutions of the future so we can launch products and services that will rise to the challenges of sustainable mobility over the next decade or more.
By placing the customer at the heart of our priorities, we stimulate and accelerate the design of innovative materials: synthetic and natural rubbers, molds, cables, fabrics, research areas such as biomaterials, control of highly technological industrial processes such as 3D printing Metal.
Tests and Measurements
The development phase requires going back and forth between modeling and physically verifying objects. Thanks to our testing resources, we can take the necessary measurements and guarantee regular, reliable product performance for our user and manufacturer customers.