Element’s expertise in automotive and transportation testing, combined with our advanced laboratory equipment, makes us a leader in providing vehicle durability testing that helps you attain the reliability and sturdiness of your product.
Our experts perform durability testing on partial or full vehicle systems by utilizing real-time multi-axial or tire coupled 4 & 6-post road technologies that replicate in-service forces and motions.
During testing, we subject the vehicle to stress-inducing inputs (variations in loads, road characteristics and environmental conditions), then study the response of the vehicle to assess how such inputs affect the vehicle life. The data collected is critical to the design validation phase of the vehicle development process, and help in manufacturing to ensure the integrity of the vehicle and project its minimum expected service life.
Some of the durability testing methods we perform on full vehicles include road load data measurements and analysis, thermal shock, accelerated weathering, vibration testing, and Buzz, Squeak, and Rattle (BSR) evaluations of entire vehicles under environmental conditions.
Our goal is to give you the certainty that your vehicle withstands the load conditions and environmental stresses expected during the course of its service life.
The Element advantage
As your trusted materials and product qualification testing partner, we provide a full complement of automotive test solutions designed to ensure you develop safe and reliable products that are durable and fit for use.
Our extensive capabilities cover all vehicle classes, from passenger cars to light, medium and heavy trucks, transport trailers, off-highway equipment (agricultural and construction), military vehicles, school and transit buses, commuter coaches, and more.
For more information about how we perform durability testing of vehicles, our test equipment, or to speak with one of our experts, contact us today.
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