How to acquire realistic road load data

Kiddy carts are top toys. Kids just love it. They let it race over obstructions, bumps, dive down a steep slope or fly over obstructions. Anything is possible. Sand, water, dirt, the back of the dog … these toy cars seem to withstand any challenge.

On macro-level, how do we design durable vehicles? There are so many factors in the durability engineering process that need to be taken into account.

At Siemens PLM Software, we use a combination of hardware, software and engineering skills to do the job. But it always starts with acquiring road load data. Gaining a precise understanding of the loads that a product will undergo during its anticipated lifetime, is an essential first step in the vehicle durability engineering process. Road load data acquisition, or RLDA in short, proves to be an excellent method for measuring precise vehicle response. It takes into account all types of essential vehicle and driving parameters, such as mass, inertia, air and rolling resistance, road characteristics, engine loads and vehicle speed.


Both OEMs and suppliers benefit from this methodology. Check out the case study of Daimler Truck and see how they enhanced durability testing. Or read how Faurecia builds clean, long-lasting exhaust system conducting an efficient and successful RLDA campaign.

Regardless of how kids (mis)use their kiddy carts, the expectation of our ‘real’ customers are achievable. Because designing a durable vehicle … you can do that!

Watch this free 25 minutes webinar and learn all you need to know about:

  • Acquiring realistic load data

  • Optimizing your acquisition process obtaining high-quality data as fast as possible, for as many vehicles as possible

  • Making durability engineering an integral part of your vehicle development process

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