Physical Test


Physical Test

  It is the principle of ESTECH that physical test is the first step to identify the mechanism of problems by digitalization and visualization, which improves quality of a product such as product performance, cost and weight in general.

  The principle " Physical test and computer simulation is right and left wheels of a vehicle" has been promoted by ESTECH from the period of the company foundation. The data obtained by physical test contains enormous information which is quite essential to execute computer simulation.

  ESTECH possesses its own test facility, named "ESTECH Technology Development Center", consisting of premise and test equipment, which enable the company to adopt "Physical Test Driven CAE" as its slogan as well as to take on a package deal of physical test and computer simulation.

  Experienced engineers specialized in physical test conduct wide range of highly reliable test and analysis including noise and vibration, strain, displacement and motion capture by high-speed camera which make it possible to measure imperceptible strain by semiconductor strain gauges, minute vibration by laser vibrometer and large displacement by displacement gauge working with wire, as examples.

  Mechanism analysis of phenomena of noise & vibration and motion of mechanical structures are backyard of ESTECH and the target structures are automobile, electronic & electric hardware, construction machinery, space & aircraft instruments, railway vehicle, marine vessel, chemical plant, general machinery and amusement rides.

  Not only conducting physical test in Technolgy Development Center : ESTECH test facility but also test engineers visit any location with test instruments and conduct necessary test measurement if it is required.

ESTECH Experimental Technologies

Motion Capture

It is necessary to capture the motion of structures quantitatively with time history in order to analyze the mechanism of the dynamics in some cases. ESTECH conducts a hybrid analysis to solve kinematics mechanism of products by combining motion capturing test equipment and CA mechanism analysis.

Test Modal Analysis

This technology has a lot of variations in parallel with required accuracy and agenda. It is necessary to select appropriate test equipment and instrument depending on the objectives and phenomena, otherwise reliability of measuring data won't be assured. ESTECH applies impact hammer, from ultra-small to large sizes, as well as electromagnetic shaker to execute highly accurate shaker test choosing the most suitable shaking condition.
Applying curve fitting technique to high accuracy excitation test data, vibration characteristics of the structure is extracted.
The example shows test modal analysis applying to a vehicle trimmed body which is a vehicle body without engine, powertrain and suspension mainly.

Rapid Measurement of Moment of Inertia

The moment of inertia of a vehicle powertrain is one of the main factors to define a low frequency vibrational behavior of a vehicle. There are legacy methods utilizing two points lifting sling is one and moment inertia measuring platform is the other. However, these methods requires a lot of manpower, time and cost, which is quite tedious and a bottle neck.
The method taking advantage of impact hammering test applies to a power plant to measure FRFs on a vehicle is shown as an example. After the measurement of FRFs, ESTECH software named ESTECH.Rmotion and ESTECH.[I]property are used to identify its moment of inertia. Both software are ESTECH original software and developed based on accumulated know-how over the years.

Noise Source Detecting Measurement

Detecting the noise source precisely is the first step to improve noise problem efficiently. The example shows the noise source detect testing on a vehicle in the ESTECH hemi-anechoic room located inside of ESTECH test laboratories

Vibrational Equivalent Rig Model Development

It is necessary to measure noise & vibration of not only assembly but also a single component of a mechanical structure. In case of automobile, a single unit such as an engine, a transmission and a brake generates noise & vibration individually on its bench test , which noise & vibration prediction by CAE model is highly demanded. However, the CAE modeling of bench test rig like a face plate to attach a single unit component needs a significant amount of time because no approved drawings and no firm idea how to simplify the model.
The example shows how to develop vibrational equivalent rig model utilizing shaker test data for a single brake unit.

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