Trucks Ride Simulation - Tuning Optimization
In order to improve the product development efficiency, nowadays, the usage of simulation tools has become almost mandatory. The number of different settings, tested during the suspension tuning, for example, can grow reasonably in the same amount of time. Such a situation would be impossible experimentally. In this context, this work presents a truck model carried out in a multi-body environment (Adams) in order to evaluate aspects of vehicle ride comfort. The model was created with all project information available. Typical tracks, used for ride subjective evaluation, are modeled as track profiles and added to the multi-body model. The model is then validated against experimental data. The measurement setup used as well as the test conditions are fully detailed, as well as the comparison of the data acquire with the simulation results. Once with the validated model, it can be explored in order to extract all information required for a robust project.