Use of Modeling and Simulation to Receive New Design Acceptance 2006-01-0966
The U.S. Army's Stryker vehicle was in need of a design upgrade on one of its components. A newly designed hydraulic reservoir was tested and analyzed on a component level to gain acceptance to be used in the vehicle. All of this was done using modeling and simulation to conduct a fatigue analysis and component testing without putting any unnecessary miles on the entire vehicle system. This paper will follow the process and successes associated with using modeling and simulation methods to aid in getting this component fielded.