Lord MR suspension to be tested on U.S. Army LMTV

  • 28-Feb-2010 02:15 EST
Lord MR damper_FMTV.jpg

The purpose of the 12-month suspension-upgrade contract is to install and test the Lord MR damping system as well as to fully optimize the system control algorithms, while determining optimal leaf spring and torsion-bar configurations.

Lord Corp. has teamed with World Technical Services Inc. (WTSI) for the integration, test, and evaluation of a suspension upgrade including its Magneto-Rheological (MR) semi-active damping system for a U.S. Army M1078 Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV). The purpose of the 12-month suspension-upgrade contract—which is part of a larger effort by the prime contractor, WTSI, to improve mobility performance of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV)—is to install and test the MR damping system as well as to fully optimize the system control algorithms, while determining optimal leaf spring and torsion-bar configurations. On- and off-road as well as durability testing, including half-rounds, various profiled Root Means Square (RMS) courses, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) lane-change maneuvers, will be conducted by third parties. Lord is the technical lead on the MR suspension project, with responsibility to perform modeling and simulation analyses, hardware build, design integration, installation, testing oversight, and maintenance support during vehicle testing. Suspension optimization support will be provided by MillenWorks. Lord is one of several suppliers of suspension enhancements being evaluated in this effort.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
0.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-08-26
The push toward miniaturization in the electronics industry has left designers little or no room for test points, and the expansion of high frequency technologies has resulted in a growing need for test equipment that has the capability to verify these types of very small circuits.
2016-08-26
dSPACE and BTC Embedded Systems offer a solution that improves test depth for the real-time validation of safety-critical applications with extension of classical test methods, easier compliance with safety standards and optimal integration and cross-platform use.
2016-08-26
CNH Industrial and AVL researchers used simulation, test bench, and road testing of a demonstrator vehicle with a WHR system to show significantly reduced fuel consumption.
2016-12-07
Christopher Grundler, the Director of OTAQ for the U.S. EPA, answered questions about Phase 2 rule-making for heavy trucks, global harmonization of emissions regulations, and his outlook for a new national NOx standard. Grundler will be the featured speaker on opening day of the SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting taking place January 25-27 in Washington D.C.

Related Items

Article
2016-08-26
Book
2009-03-30
Training / Education
2013-04-09
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12
Standard
2013-05-03
Article
2017-03-13
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12