OEM-level development and validation testing

Data Aquisition

Powertrain Integration™ assists customers thru the entire process of developing test plans, instrumentation, testing in-house and external. The result is a complete managed validation program capability. The following is a list of just some of the ways Powertrain Integration™ validates a design for production.

- Sensors and transducers from multiple data acq platforms
- Static cooling (drawdown, deareation, flow rate measurements, etc.)
- Thermal performance on Proving Grounds or in wind tunnels
- On-road or laboratory durability testing
- Serviceability studies and evaluations
- Pass-by noise, audible and visual NVH, and product integrity
- Regulatory and emissions compliance for US and foreign agencies

Exhaust Shaker Table TestingExhaust system durability test set-up with hot gas flowing throughout the durability simulation. Shake files generated from data obtained through a Road Load Data Acquisition (RLDA) at a durability proving ground facility. 4 Post TestingVehicle on four-post shaker rig. Drive files for the rig can be generated from data obtained through an RLDA performed by Powertrain Integration™ or as imported from the customer. Buzz, squeak, and rattle (BSR) testing and road durability simulations can be performed at temperature and humidity extremes, as needed.
Wind Tunnel Development Aero/acoustic wind tunnel testing can be performed to prove out development parts and systems early in a program.
* Windnoise studies for sealing, dampening, and structural improvements
* Aerodynamic studies for improving fuel economy, vehicle coastdown performance, and cooling module performance

Safety-related systems can be engineered and integrated as well. Shown is an aftermarket hood with all vehicle attachments being tested for windshield intrusion and crashworthiness compliance on a custom test rig. Use of the rig avoided the destruction of multiple test vehicles.