Browse Publications Technical Papers 2011-01-0225
2011-04-12

Conducting Tire-Coupled (4-Post) Durability Simulations without Road Load Data Acquisition 2011-01-0225

For decades, the industry standard for laboratory durability simulations has been based on reproducing quantified vehicle responses. That is, build a running vehicle, measure its responses over a variety of durability road surfaces and reproduce those responses in the laboratory for durability evaluation. To bring a vehicle to market quickly, the time between tightening the last bolt on a prototype test vehicle and starting the durability evaluation test must be minimized. A method to derive 4-Post simulator displacements without measuring or predicting vehicle responses is presented.

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