Title: Optimisation of the process of experimental sign off of a vehicle

Authors: C. Braccesi, F. Cianetti, D. Pioli

Addresses: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Universita di Perugia, Via G. Duranti 1, Perugia 06125, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Universita di Perugia, Via G. Duranti 1, Perugia 06125, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Universita di Perugia, Via G. Duranti 1, Perugia 06125, Italy

Abstract: This paper describes the designing process of durability sign off tests for new vehicles. The reliability tests must be based on experimental measures performed on physical prototype, subjected to tests on public roads. These data, translated into Rainflow domain, will be used to statistically define the target. Then the prototype is tested on test tracks so that a particular combination of them can be selected to define a sequence that can match the target. An IVECO vehicle will be presented as test-case. This activity is an outcome of the cooperation between the Industrial Engineering Department at the Perugia University and IVECO Testing Labs and Methodologies of Turin.

Keywords: reliability tests; heavy vehicles; vehicle prototypes; customer correlation; sign off; rainflow domain.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2005.008025

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2005 Vol.12 No.3, pp.193 - 206

Available online: 10 Nov 2005 *

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