Full-Vehicle Multi-body Simulations on Virtual Roads - The Challenges of Success

Full-vehicle testing can consume a lot of resources. Multi-body dynamics allows for full-vehicle simulations to be performed with a good balance of solution time, modeling requirements, and results accuracy. Some of the drivers for this type of activity include an ability to make judgments and set specifications early, a need for comprehensive and consistent data, and a reduction in physical testing. This presentation focuses on road load predictions for strength and durability and discusses the challenges faced in making a successful full-vehicle simulation on virtual roads, such as what details to include and how to judge correlation. Model setup, technical approach, modeling enhancements, and correlation efforts are discussed.

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HernĂ¡n Mercado-Corujo
Honda R&D Americas