Supporting the task of durability development and fatigue strength assurance is a vital step during the process of creating a new engine and engine components. The goal is to ensure, with the smallest possible testing effort, the lowest possible number of warranty claims and lifecycle cost once the vehicle is launched on the market.
Emission Regulation is moving forward. Euro 6 has arrived in Europe, 40CFR1065 and 40CFR1066 in the US as well as the new Worldwide Light Duty Test Procedure has been published as Global technical regulation. And more challenges to come for the different applications. Measuring hybrid powertrains with their complexity, new measurement methods, changed procedures and real driving emissions are just a few examples.
The Virtual Vehicle Engine Test Bed (VVETB) is designed to enable the engineer to observe the engine under its real cyclic behavior where at the same time the mechanical influence of the testbed is eliminated. Such setup allows improved development and calibration and the frontloading of traditionally on-road vehicle tests to the engine test bed. An integration of models to represent vehicle and driving environment completes the VVETB.
AVL test systems are available for testing single cylinder research engines, engine/powertrain/vehicle components such as gearboxes/differentials/valvetrains, KERS systems, brake systems, oil/water/fuel systems.
The End of Line Engine Hot Test System is an integrated part of the production environment and represents a key factor to ensure the product and production quality with lowest possible efforts and costs.