16 posts categorized "Test and Simulation"

Advanced Simulation Tables Open New Roads to Faster, More Cost-Effective Automotive Design

Today, the pressure on automotive designers has never been more intense. Tighter operating budgets, shorter time to market and fewer resources in the test lab mean test and design professionals must think differently to meet their evolving challenges. What worked just five years ago, in fact, may already be obsolete and ineffective. So where do automotive engineers turn when the stakes are so high on completing their latest design projects? Full Article

Moog Driving Simulator Speeds Dallara's Race Car Development and Enhances Driver Training

In this article: State-of-the-art driving simulators enable race car manufacturers to reduce design and development time, saving on training time and costs The level of motion fidelity needed for the application is crucial and Moog works with customers to evaluate requirements and ensure the right technology is used Moog Industrial... Full Article

Moog Innovation Prize Recognizes Breakthrough Virtual Reality-Based Dental Simulator

In this article: Moog promotes innovation through its corporate culture and measures it with a process called InnoScore InnoScore trends shows diversity in the source of ideas and common characteristics of individuals who participate Simodont Dental Trainer is a success story of how using Haptics technology improves training of dental... Full Article

Moog 6 DOF Test System Keeps Hazardous Cargo Safe During Ocean Voyages

Natural gas is viewed as the cleanest fuel when compared to other fossil fuels due to the reason that it contains very little sulfur content. Today natural gas constitutes 25% of the total fuel consumed over the world and the percentage is increasing every day. When you turn on a gas stove, you can recognize that you are burning natural gas from its pure blue flare. However you might not know that the natural gas you are using could be transported with a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier from the other side of the world. Full Article

Advanced Test Controllers Reduce Risk in Composite Material Testing

Material testing is a sophisticated motion control application. The high forces involved and the need to protect the test specimens are just two of the common concerns of virtually all test and structural engineers. And when it comes to testing composite materials, the risks become even greater.

At the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, engineers are focused on an application called bi-axial material testing using the Moog Portable Test Controller to create sophisticated control loops that reproduce stresses and strains in the test specimen. The tests are complicated and time-consuming, as the specimen has to be held in the absolute centre of the machine, so that the specimen loading is perfectly symmetrical to maintain the correct stress/strain distribution. Thus the choice of test controller is critical particularly when the equipment is used in a retrofit. Full Article

Beneath Beijing - Subway Train Driving Simulators Make Training More Realistic

From sophisticated high-payload flight simulators to leading-edge racing simulators for Formula One teams, Moog 6 Degrees-of-Freedom (6-DOF) motion bases are the tools of choice when effective, realistic training is essential. Recently, Moog’s 6-DOF simulation technology played a key role in a different kind of training environment: teaching Beijing’s newest subway drivers how to handle the city’s trains. Full Article

The Need for Speed in Helicopter Testing

Aerospace testing, whether military or commercial, is designed to validate the design and structural integrity of aircraft and it requires the highest accuracy and repeatability of test loads. When you consider the high value of the prototypes and the time sensitivity of new projects conducted by aircraft manufacturers, protecting the test specimen is absolutely paramount. Thus aerospace testing requires Moog to develop some of the most advanced testing and simulation solutions that push the absolute limits of technology allowing manufacturers to conduct rigorous and stringent test programs to ensure they meet a wide range of mission-specific performance, regulatory and commercial requirements. Full Article

Accelerate your Product Development with a Moog Kinematics & Compliance Test System

In September 2008, Moog installed and commissioned a K&C Test System at a major OEM's site as the first of its kind. K&C stands for Kinematics and Compliance and the system is used for measuring the kinematics and compliance properties of a vehicle's suspension. The development of vehicle suspensions makes extensive use of CAD and CAE tools reducing the need of real-world prototypes. Later on in the development process the K&C Test System is used for design verification, which makes it an important addition to the chassis development process. Full Article

Car Roof Rack Maker Thule Twists and Turns with New Moog FCS Test Rig

If you've ever had to carry bicycles, skis or even a surfboard on the roof of your car, you likely know the Swedish roof rack maker Thule. For those who've hauled bikes or luggage on a road trip, a strong, reliable roof rack is indispensable equipment. And now Moog FCS... Full Article

Flight Simulation Technology is Revolutionising Automotive Testing

Multi-axis simulation of road surfaces for static and dynamic testing has traditionally relied on complex mechanical assemblies comprised of X-Y tables and bell crank linkages. Moog FCS, our business that focuses on simulation and testing systems, has a heritage of designing and building motion bases. These electric and hydraulic actuation... Full Article