The goal of the suggested project is the development of a completely new suspension tester for passenger vehicles and a new version of its control and analytic software.
An applied research in the field of technical diagnostic of vehicle suspension condition needs to be finished successfully by the end of 1st year to enable the start of the development of software application.
Sequentially manufacturing documentation will be prepared and the tester prototype will be manufactured and tested extensively.
This project phase should be finished by the end of 2nd year. Then the experimental development will be introduced to the process, based on prototype tests. The purpose of this phase is to verify high accuracy and repeatability of the suggested method on a wide range of passenger vehicles. Therefore a lot of tests will be performed with both new and used vehicles of different age and from various manufacturers. The real condition of these examined shock absorbers will be accurately measured on special test rig which requires disassembly of the shock absorber (by the end of 3rd year).