Often, proving ground testing is not the most effective means to assess or resolve vehicle durability or squeak and rattle issues. Many durability test conditions are well-simulated using real-time multi-axis simulation or vertical four post road simulation. When compared to a proving ground durability test, a full vehicle laboratory simulation is quicker, more repeatable, and has the advantage of not requiring an operational powertrain while controlling vibration and thermal input conditions simultaneously.

Spindle coupled multi-axis simulation

Exova was one of the first independent laboratories to acquire spindle-coupled multi-axis simulators outside of the major OEM's and tier 1 suppliers and our experience is unsurpassed in the industry. These simulators are used primarily for evaluating full vehicle and light truck systems (frame, suspension and body) or partial vehicle systems (front/rear suspension and suspension-to-frame interface) via simulation of proving ground measured responses, random/sine inputs or generic drive-file responses.

  • MTS 329 light truck (LT) and passenger car (PC) simulators
  • 12,000 GVW (LT) maximum rating and 8,000 GVW (PC) maximum rating
  • 17 real-time simulation inputs
  • MTS RPCIII and RPC PRO software
  • LabVIEW software controlled (customised to customer requirements)

Tire coupled environmental four-post simulation

Exova has several tire-coupled four post simulators capable of supporting a variety of vehicle types. The environmental 4-post road simulator is rated for vehicle classifications up to and including light trucks (up to approximately 11,000 lb. GVW). The ambient tire-coupled simulators are capable of supporting multiple axles and vehicle classifications up to Class 8 (50,000+ GVW).

  • MTS multi-post simulators
  • Real-time simulated vertical inputs
  • Environmental (-40 deg. F to 180 deg. F,10% - 95% relative humidity, simulated solar loading with sound treatment)
  • MTS RPCIII and RPC PRO software

Typical test applications

  • Durability
  • Fatigue
  • Buzz, squeak and rattle
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