Obuli Karthikeyan, N., Karthik, L., Dinesh Kumar, R., and Srinivasa Chandra, V., "Multi-Axis Simulation Test for Two-Wheeler Carrier Structure of a Commercial Vehicle Using Accelerated Road Load Data," SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-0218, 2017, doi:10.4271/2017-01-0218.
In the present scenario, delivering right product at the right time is very crucial in automotive sector. Today, most of the OEMs have started to produce FBS (Fully Build Solution) such as oil tankers, mining tippers and two-wheeler carriers based on the market requirements. During product development phase, all automotive components undergo stringent validation protocol either in on-road or laboratory which consumes most of the product development time. This project is focused on developing validation methodology for two-wheeler carrier structure (deck) of a commercial vehicle. For this, road load data were acquired in the typical routes of customers at different loading conditions. Roads were classified as either good or bad based on the axle acceleration. To shorten the test duration, actual road load data was compressed using strain based damage editing techniques. The spectrum and transmissibility of acceleration signals at the decks were analyzed to select a deck for validation. Multi-axis simulation test setup was developed in the lab to replicate vehicular motions. Using the mock-up structures of two-wheelers, multi-axis simulation test with appropriate loading conditions were completed.