“ We aim to create products that are as good as possible and that last a certain number of miles ‒ simple as that. We are happy to say that we can effortlessly achieve this with the combination of LMS SCADAS Recorder and LMS Test.Lab.” Warren Selig is the leader of the Durability Team at Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, now Faurecia Clean Mobility. He is also a highly satisfied user of Simcenter portfolio solutions for durability testing and engineering.
Why does durability testing remain so important in the context of clean mobility? It’s obvious that, in the current environmental context, a manufacturer like Faurecia aims at developing efficient exhaust systems that help reduce pollutant emission. It’s also clear that lightweight designs support this goal by helping reducing fuel consumption. But, as we all know, sustainability goes beyond the development of an eco-friendly product. It considers the product’s total lifetime, how it lasts for years and years, providing equal performance, before it’s retired. Durability engineering remains a cornerstone of innovative, eco-efficient product development.
Road load data acquisition (RLDA) is an essential step of the durability engineering process because it provides an accurate, realistic view of the loads that exhaust systems are exposed to throughout their lifetime. “These systems are expected to last more than 10 years while obviously meeting the regulations. On top of that, most of them are exposed to extreme conditions. As an exhaust manufacturer, we have an obligation to run tests and do measurements on proving grounds as well as on public roads, depending on customer requirements and various usage,” explains Warren Selig. The Simcenter durability testing solution, combining the LMS SCADAS data acquisition hardware with the LMS Test.Lab software, offers the framework to conduct efficient and successful RLDA campaigns.
If you want to know more about how Faurecia successfully design clean and long-lasting exhaust systems, read the full case on our Siemens website.