Closure & suspension testing
CAR DOOR CLOSURE TESTING
The way a vehicle door closes is the result of a complex trade-off which involves various parameters. On one hand it is important that the door closes easily; on the other hand the door needs to firmly stay in place, also at high speed and on bumpy roads.
With CTrack it is easy to measure a door’s dynamic behavior during closing: velocity over the trajectory, door overshoot into the car body, level of door pull down or push up caused by the lock.
OTHER CAR, BUS AND TRAIN CLOSURE SYSTEMS
Also sliding doors, hardtop convertible roofs, bonnets, etc. can be measured. On trains or busses the stability of passenger doors can be tested under different conditions, for example when a train
passes another train. The door deformation can be measured under influence of the aerodynamic forces.
Similarly, passenger doors in aerospace can be tested as well as other closures including landing gear doors or weapon bays (see Aerospace industry section).
SUSPENSION, EXHAUST AND OTHER STRUCTURAL PARTS
The dynamic deformation of important structural parts , such as the suspension and exhaust systems, can be measured reliably. Test rig actuators put these parts under extreme real-life loading conditions, while CTrack acquires structural deflections.
EXTENDED INTERFACING CAPABILITIES
CTrack foresees in extended interfacing capabilities: it can measure forces as analog input channels using the optional CDaq, and it can export the channels in real-time to external measurement systems such as HBM Catman.