Vehicle Dynamics Testing
Tested a Volvo S60 to analyze the VD performance of a vehicle. Operated the vehicle in Slalom Test, Emergency Lane change test, Understeer gradient- constant radius and constant speed. Instrumented the vehicle with LVDT, string potentiometer, encoder and accelerometers connected to SOMAT eDAQ. Analyzed how static and transient parameters affected vehicle dynamic characteristics like steering axis inclination, steering roll radius, tire stiffness ratio, bump steer and load transfer during braking.