Livernois Vehicle Development can undertake or support the complete system engineering process for a component, system, complete vehicle, or for that matter, any product.
- Benchmarking and Target Setting
- Definition and selection of alternatives
- Testing and Validation
Benchmarking and Target Setting
The Benchmarking and Target Setting process for a vehicle involves the following key steps:
- Research of customer requirements and usage
- Identification of cost, investment, weight, and engineering constraints
- Identification of production volumes and key manufacturing processes
- Identification of “Image” vehicle(s) for customer interfaces
- Selection of appropriate metrics
- Collection and analysis of data from image vehicles
- Determination of appropriate target levels
- Cascade of targets to subsystem or component requirements
LVD’s engineering department is equipped to handle these key initial steps in vehicle development.
Definition and Selection of Alternatives, Design, and Analysis
Definition and selection of subsystem design alternatives starts with experience and insight, and can require diverse resources such as CAD, CAE, and “mule” testing to determine the best match to the system targets, requirements, and constraints.
LVD’s Engineering Department brings its experience to this project phase, and can employ the latest CAD and CAE resources for design and specialized analyses such as:
- Static stiffness
- Modal analysis
- Structural Acoustics
- ADAMS Modeling