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Development of Chassis Performance Design Technologies for MBD of Mass-production Vehicles

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.29 No.1


Technologies have been developed that enable practical application of MBD in function design and performance design stages using the V-model, in order to realize efficient development of mass-production vehicles incorporating complex systems. These technologies, all essential for the application of MBD in mass-production vehicle development, can be broadly divided into three categories: a technology that reduces the time necessary for the formulation of simulation models; a technology that reduces the time necessary for the definition of simulation conditions; and a technology that reduces the time necessary for the sharing of simulation results. These technologies have reduced the simulation output time for MBD in function design and performance design stages to approximately 1/50th of the previously required time. As a result, it has become possible to apply MBD in function design and performance design during the development of mass-production vehicles.


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Takayuki TOYOSHIMA(Automobile R&D Center)、Toshiaki MATSUZAWA(Automobile R&D Center)、Kengo ITO(Automobile R&D Center)、Yoshiaki ENDO(Automobile R&D Center)、Hiroki TAKANO(Automobile R&D Center)、Tomoya USHIMURA(HONDA R&D AMERICAS, INC.)