The Tire Society was established with the mission to disseminate knowledge and stimulate the innovation of tires as it pertains to tire science, engineering and technology. The Society fulfills its mission through seminars, technical meetings and publication of the authoritative journal Tire Science and Technology.
The journal was founded in 1973 and was originally published by a committee of the American Society for Testing and materials until 1977. The journal presents its readers authoritative, critically-reviewed articles and provides its authors accessibility of their work in the permanent literature. Topics of interest to journal readers include: adhesion, aerospace, aging, agriculture, automotive, composite materials, constitutive modeling, contact mechanics, cord mechanics, curing, design theories, durability, elastomers, finite element analysis, force and moment behavior, groove wander, heat build up, hydroplaning, impact, manufacturing, mechanics, military, noise, pavement, performance evaluation, racing, rolling resistance, snow and ice, soil, standing waves, stiffness, strength, traction, vehicle dynamics, vibration, wear. The journal’s Editorial Board consists of renowned scientists and engineers from around the world.
The Annual Meeting and Conference of the Tire Society is held each year in Akron, Ohio. It is attended by some 150 to 200 of the tire industry’s leading engineers, scientists and academics. Conference topics range from industry-facing panels to science-based presentations.
The Tire Society is a not-for-profit Ohio corporation managed by a duly elected Executive Board of Tire Industry professionals who serve on a volunteer basis. An Advisory Board composed of industry executives and members of academia provides advice and support to the Executive Committee to direct and support the mission of the Society.