Integration of Virtual Prototyping with Instrumented Testing of Vehicles 2000-01-3439
The objective of this paper is to demonstrate the use of computer modeling and simulation as an effective analytical tool which can be integrated with representative data from user duty cycles and validated against response data measured on a vehicle. Computer modeling is an increasingly important design tool, but the necessity of real-world test data is often overlooked. This paper will present an example of the process, using the Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR). The project uses real-world proving ground data as inputs to the vehicle model, as well as instrumented vehicle test data to validate outputs of the vehicle model.