TEST LAB INFRASTRUCTURE
MECHANICAL TEST SYSTEMS
Durability Showcase Lab
Optimizing Lab Productivity & Efficiency
Virtual & Hybrid Simulation
integral digital control
& rpc software
Virtual & Hybrid simulation
Lab Efficiency Tools
Test Hardware Innovation
Durability 4.0 will leverage virtual testing and hybrid simulation to streamline and shorten durability test cycles and generate meaningful component and subsystem test data far earlier in development.
» Virtual Testing employs finite element analysis tools, multi-body dynamic analysis tools and RPC iteration techniques to excite vehicle models on modeled test systems. This technique can yield useful loads, motion and damage information on vehicle components and systems very early in the development process, before the availability of physical components.
» An industry leader in Hybrid Simulation, MTS has proven two approaches for integrating physical testing and virtual models to perform objective analysis and testing, well before the availability of pre-production prototypes.
- Hybrid System Response Convergence (HSRC) employs an offline, iterative process to generate accurate test loads by surrounding physical test parts with virtual components and generic inputs; for example, using virtual tires and digital roads as part of a full-vehicle durability test.
- Mechanical Hardware-in-the-Loop (mHIL) employs a real-time, closed loop process to substitute real parts for difficult-to-model components within a virtual simulation; for example, using actual vehicle dampers as part of a virtual handling simulation.
THE PROMISE OF VIRTUAL TESTING
OPTIMIZING DURABILITY TEST EFFICIENCY
THE PURSUIT OF HYBRID SIMULATION SOLUTIONS FOR GROUND VEHICLES