Structured Feature Analysis in Heavy Truck Platform Projects 2009-01-1226
During heavy truck platform development projects there is a need to efficiently evaluate what impact a design change will have on features such as durability, handling and ride comfort in order to optimize and differentiate between design options. Here a structured feature analysis process is presented. The process becomes efficient by modeling all vehicles with a standardized finite element model with predefined sensors. This complete vehicle model allows a large number of vehicle variants to be analyzed with a high quality level.