Replicating the demanding, heavy duty service environments of commercial trucks and off-highway vehicles presents unique challenges for test engineers. Join Steven Haeg, MTS Principal Staff Design Engineer as he explores the testing technologies and methods used to inform and optimize the design of heavy trucks and equipment across all stages of development - from CAE to Validation of components, subsystems and full vehicles.
View the presentation series below:
1. Evaluation & Development Approaches: In this first video of the series, Steven explores the methods in which real-world component, subsystem and full-vehicle service environments are replicated in controlled and repeatable laboratory settings to streamline evaluation and validation and optimize vehicle models.
2. Steering System Example: In this second video, Steven uses the development of a truck steering system to illustrate the accuracy and efficiencies of the lab-based testing approach
3. MAST Systems for Large Equipment Vibration Testing: In this third video, Steven explains how Multi-Axial Shaker Table systems are used to subject a wide variety of components and subsystems to real world service environment vibration phenomena.
4. Tire-Coupled Road Simulators for Trucks & Off-Road Vehicles: In this fourth video, Steven examines how tire-coupled road simulators, or 4-posters are evolving in utility from durability to ride comfort test systems.
5. Suspension & Chassis Development Tools for Heavy Vehicles: In this fifth video, Steven looks at systems capable of applying the multi-DOF forces and accelerations needed to test the durability of heavy truck suspensions.
6. Conserving Power & Reducing Cost: In this final video of the series, Steven presents strategies for reducing test velocities and frequencies to realize energy and cost efficiencies.