Dynamics & Testing Workshop: Vehicle Vibration
Passengers, chassis and loads all vibrate because of vehicle motion –especially if the vehicle is off-road. Engineers must measure, model and predict such vibration so that it may be properly managed. This workshop covers various aspects of testing and modelling from domestic cars to military vehicles. In the morning there will be talks from leading industry experts and a tour of the guns, tanks and vehicles in the military collections. In the afternoon, following lunch, there will be a workshop challenge.
09.30 Coffee and Registration
Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction
Hugh Goyder, Cranfield University
Vehicle Dynamics - How to Characterize Customer Use and Abuse Over the Life
of a Vehicle and Represent this using an Optimized Proving Ground Schedule
Andrew Halfpenny, NCODE
Structural Non-Linearity in Vehicle Dynamics Simulation using Multibody Systems
Thomas Wissart, Samtech
Durability Design Development at Jaguar Land Rover
Andrew Blows, Jaguar Land Rover
Heavy Vehicle Testing and Model Validation
Daniel Brown, AWE
Dave Purdy, Cranfield University
Tour of Gun Sheds, Tanks and other Military Vehicles
Workshop Challenge: Four-Poster Vibration Rig
Discussion of Workshop Challenge and Closing Remarks
Participants will be invited to join an interactive exercise with the objective of getting a vehicle across rough ground as quickly as possible. Our Four-Poster test rig exposes a full size vehicle to off-road conditions by using hydraulic rams to input ground vibration. Will your strategy for moving across rough ground damage the passengers, the vehicle or the delicate load? This exciting challenge will be tackled by participants in small teams with guidance from experienced engineers.
The workshop will be of interested to all those involved with military or civilian vehicle. Analysts can see how tests are performed and experimentalists can see how vibration is modelled. The presentations and practical experience should be valuable to all concerned with vibration.
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1793 785615 (Main Reception)
Map & directions: http://www.da.mod.uk/contact-us/finding-the-defence-academy
The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom is located near Shrivenham on the A420 between Oxford and Swindon. We will be using the Gun Sheds and Vehicle Hall which contains a range of military tanks, guns and vehicles.
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Order Ref: DYNWS11
Event Type: Workshop
Location: Shrivenham UK
Date: September 6, 2011
Please note NAFEMS cancellation policy for all UK events is as follows:-
NAFEMS will discuss the possibility of transferring to an alternative event/course, however an administration charge will be applicable.
This policy is subject to change.