The military and soldiers lives depends on well designed vehicles to transport troops, deliver supplies, and execute successful missions. These vehicles and their components need to be lightweight, durable, and cost effective to produce. Thus, many of these parts are designed with various computer modeling and simulation tools. However, many of these simulation tools don't account for the variability in material properties, part dimensions, and operating conditions.
Applications of RAMDO
RAMDO UQ and RAMDO RBDO were used in conjunction with durability analysis in the design of military vehicle suspension part designs. The result was a dramatic improvement in reliability, decreased weight, and increased product life.
Applications could include:
Fatigue and Durability
Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH)
Predictive Mobility Maps
Crash and Safety
RAMDO UQ uses multiple input variables such as control arm thickness, front bushing stiffness, damping, S-N curve parameters, and more. This helps identify a distribution of the most critical variables to improve.