Many vehicle systems and components experience complex in-service loading conditions making it difficult for a test engineer to design an equivalent block cycle or constant amplitude durability test.

A real-time simulation test starts by recording transducer responses off an instrumented vehicle at a proving ground over various road surfaces. This 'raw' data is then analyzed and edited so that only the damaging portions of the road events are retained to create an edited drive file. The inputs on the drive file are then replicated on the test equipment to closely match the responses collected from the proving ground and repeated according to customer usage profiles in order to simulate accumulated proving ground miles. The end result is an accurate and repeatable test performed in a controlled environment in a significantly short amount of time allowing for quicker product decisions.

Multi-axis shake tables (MAST)

The real-time simulation of components and systems is provided using a Multi-Axis Shake Table (MAST) with up to 6 degrees of freedom - vertical, lateral, longitudinal, roll pitch and yaw. Some of our MAST systems are installed in environmental and quiet chambers to provide better real-world conditions and evaluations.

  • Table dimensions up to 6 x 8 ft.
  • Control frequency bandwidth DC to 50 Hz
  • Environmental capable -40° to 250° F
  • Near infra-red sunloading
  • Sound treatment for BSR evaluations

Steering simulation

Exova has developed a simulation test to be used in the evaluation of steering components and systems. This system is unique in that it allows for a rotational input at the steering wheel in addition to 4 degrees of input at each spindle.

Exhaust system simulation

Exova was the first company to combine high temperature and real-time simulation to create a single laboratory test to evaluate an entire exhaust system. Temperatures up to 3,000 F at flow rates up to 300 CFM over a range of back pressures allow thermal environment duplication of heat-affected components.

Corner module - half vehicle simulation

Corner module and half car simulation tests are an alternative to full vehicle simulation when preliminary results are required early in the development process.

Typical test applications

  • Durability
  • Fatigue
  • Buzz, squeak and rattle
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2395 Speakman Dr.,
Mississauga, ON L5K 1B3

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Tel: +1 905 822 4111

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Mississauga, ON L5K 1B3

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Carretera Monterrey-Saltillo 3279-B, Santa Catarina,
Monterrey, NL 66367

Contact: Juan Rodriguez - General Manage
Tel: +1 5281 8032 4444

Fax: +1 5281 8032 4499

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3883 East Eagle Drive,
Anaheim, CA 92807

Contact: Mark Kokosinski - General Manager
Tel: +1 714 630 3003

Fax: +1 714 630 4443

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1150 W Maple Rd,
Troy, MI 48084

Contact: Brian Rilett
Tel: +1 248-458-5900

Fax: +1 248-458-5906

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1154 Maplelawn Rd,
Troy, MI 48084

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Fax: +1 248-458-5909

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1628 Northwood Dr.,
Troy, MI 48084

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Fax: +1 248-458-5901

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5820 N Hix Rd,
Westland, MI 48185

Contact: Brian Rilett - General Manager
Tel: +1 734-721-6100

Fax: +1 734-326-0367

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194 Internationale Boulevard,
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Contact: Mike Fec - General Manager
Tel: +1 630 221-0385

Fax: +1 630 221-0796

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7017 Hoover Mason Road,
Mt Pleasant, TN 38474

Contact: Ian Carmichael - Operations Manager
Tel: +1 866 263 9268

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1920 Concept Drive,
Warren, MI 48091

Contact: Gerald Curtis - Operations Director
Tel: +1 586 501 1800

Fax: +1 586 501 1801

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Podnikatelska 39,
Plzen 301 00

Contact: Jiri Fidransky - General Manager
Tel: +420 378 023 888

Fax: +420 378 023 880

Email: europe@exova.com

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Industriepark Höchst, Geb. C 369,
Frankfurt am Main D-65926

Contact: Thomas Zachäus - Head of the Business
Tel: +49 69 305 3882

Fax: +49 69 305 17071

Email: ebh@exova.com

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Artilleriplan 2, Box 3,
Karlskoga SE- 691 21

Contact: Göran Åkerberg - Operations Manager
Tel: +46 (0)586-810 55

Email: sweden@exova.com

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Nobymalmsvägen 1, Box 1340,
Linköping SE-58113

Contact: Rickard Jansson - Operations Manager
Tel: +46 (0)13 16 90 00

Email: sweden@exova.com

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ASJ-vägen 7, Box 1340,
Linköping SE-58113

Contact: Ulrika Conte - Operations Manager
Tel: +46 (0)13 16 90 00

Email: sweden@exova.com

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8 - 14 High March, High March Industrial Estate,
Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4HB

Contact: Lee Best - General Manager
Tel: +44 1327 702964

Fax: +44 1327 871119

Email: europe@exova.com

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Holmesfield Road
Warrington WA1 2DS

Contact: Matt Bell - European Sales Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1925 655 116

Fax: +44 (0) 1925 655 419

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Unit 3, Wednesbury One, Black Country New Road,
Wednesbury, WS10 7NZ

Contact: Ian Keeling - Operations Manager
Tel: Tel: +44 (0)121 506 7500

Email: europe@exova.com

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