This event is aimed at Engineers and Technicians who are interested in data collection on vehicles. The day will discuss the basic considerations required during a typical data collection; from initial specification, through installation, data collection and data handling as well as the many applications of the data. There will also be a demonstration of the installation of transducers including a wheel force transducer.
0930 Registration & Refreshments
0950 Introduction to the EIS – TBC
1000 Fundamentals of Data Collection – Bill Dyer, HORIBA MIRA
Typical data collection from initial specification, through installation, data collection and data handling.
1030 Wheel Force Transducers – Tips and Tricks – PCB Piezotronics~
Application examples and how to get the best results from a WFT. Best practice and tips on overcoming common issues.
1100 The Integration of Load Cells into a test vehicle – Jon Hewitt, HORIBA MIRA
Selecting the right force transducer with minimal effect on the vehicle system. This will discuss single axis, tri-axis and multi-axis (Wheel Force) transducers and their installation into the vehicle.
1200 Instrumented Vehicle Suspension Demonstration – Duncan Jones, HORIBA MIRA
A simple vehicle suspension rig to illustrate the difficulties of installing various transducers due to the complexity of suspension motion and harshness of the road environment.
13.15 Using technology to deliver more data, faster, with greater confidence – TBC,
13.45 What to do with RLD – Craig Cochrane, HORIBA MIRA
In vehicle development, Road Load Data (RLD) is used as a core tool to create correlated test specifications; drive CAE and rig simulations; and verify the performance of systems and components. This presentation covers five mini case studies that use RLD to deliver a result.
14.15 Alternative ways of data collection from around the world: Examples of
unconventional concepts of durability instrumentation and testing – Daniel Foerder, imc Test & Measurement GmbH
1500 Estimation of static and dynamic load distribution in vehicle bodies and estimation of dynamic responses – Richard Cornish, Birmingham City University
1530 How to estimate your analysis results’ accuracies based on uncertainties in the raw data – Daniel Foerder, imc Test & Measurement GmbH
1600 Closing Comments