Vehicle Class Based Validation Program for Electrified Powertrain Vibration Testing
Vibration testing is common in automotive industry validation and gains greater significance with increasing numbers of electrical components, which are particularly suspectable to vibration related failures. While the nature and intention of vibration testing is common, many contradicting testing standards claim to be a one-size-fits-all solution, leading to questions of which standard is correct for any specific application. This is compounded by the vast variation in vehicle types and applications (suspension systems, dampers, powertrain mass, tire radius, intended usage, etc.) This paper seeks to offer and demonstrate a method to determine characteristic vibration profiles, based on vehicle classes, and illuminate the process to accelerate these to an appropriate test profile. This can either be used to directly validate a system or to support the selection of the most appropriate vibration profile from options within standards.