Hiroyuki Sugiyama, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, has received a SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award for his presentation "Tire Dynamics Simulation for Transient Braking and Cornering" at the SAE 2016 World Congress.

The presentation, delivered as a technical keynote, focused on a high-fidelity physics-based flexible tire model that he developed for predicting the transient tire dynamics under hard braking and cornering maneuvers.

The work was accomplished with his PhD student Hiroki Yamashita and in collaboration with the US Army TARDEC and Yokohama Rubber.