AVL ROADSIM 48" MIM LIGHT TRUCK™ Chassis Dynamometer

The AVL ROADSIM 48" MIM LIGHT TRUCK™ Chassis Dynamometer is designed for testing passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in applications like emission analysis or mileage accumulation testing.

AVL Approach

The cradled AC motor is arranged between two fixed rollers. It is designed for ideal road load simulation of vehicles. The mass simulation is realized electrically by the AC motor with a mechanical base inertia of the two rollers. A single or twin axle configuration is available.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Cast frame for high rigidity
  • Driven bearings for highly repeatable parasitic losses
  • Service and maintenance work completely executable from above the floor
  • Highly accurate force and speed measurement chain through modern sensor equipment
  • Dead weight calibration through zero without demounting of calibration device and zero-point shifting

Technical Data

The following specification shows typical values and is subject to change. Alternative technical configurations are available upon request.



Nominal tractive force in motor mode (per axle)

5,870N @ v≤92km/h

Nominal power in motor mode (per axle)

150kW @ v≥92km/h<189km/h

Max. speed




Roller diameter


Distance between outer roller edges


Distance between inner roller edges


Inertia simulation range


Inertia simulation range (2WD)

454kg … 5,448kg

Inertia simulation range (4WD)

800kg … 5,448kg

Roller set axle load


Max. axle load


Measurement accuracy data


Tolerance of tractive force measurement

±0.1% of full scale

Tolerance of speed measurement


Control accuracy data


Tolerance of tractive force control

±0.2% of full scale

Tolerance of speed control

±0.05% of full scale

Road load simulation


Tolerance of inertia and road load simulation

±1% of calculated value (but not better than force control)


Measuring Principle

Tractive force
The tractive force is measured by a strain gauge sensor supporting the cradle mounted motor.

The speed is measured by an incremental encoder with two 90° shifted tracks with detection of the direction of rotation.