Using Dynamic Simulation in the Development of Construction Machinery
2003 (English)In: Proceedings from the Eighth Scandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power, Tampere, Finland, Vol. 1, May 7–9, 2003, 651-667 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
As in the car industry for quite some time, dynamic simulation of complete vehicles is being practiced more and more in the development of off-road machinery. However, specific questions arise due not only to company structure and size, but especially to the type of product. Tightly coupled, non-linear subsystems of different domains make prediction and optimisation of the complete system's dynamic behaviour a challenge. Furthermore, the demand for versatile machines leads to sometimes contradictory target requirements and can turn the design process into a hunt for the least painful compromise. This can be avoided by profound system knowledge, assisted by simulation-driven product development. This paper gives an overview of joint research into this issue by Volvo Wheel Loaders and Linkoping University on that matter, lists the results of a related literature review and introduces the term "operateability". Rather than giving detailed answers, the problem space for ongoing and future research is examined and possible solutions are sketched.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. 651-667 p.
simulation, complex systems, integrated product development
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13368OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13368DiVA: diva2:20515
The Eighth Scandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power, May 7-9, Tampere, Finland