Laser-generated trailer solid model cuts test costs

March 2007
Trailer / Body Builders;Mar2007, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p93
Trade Publication
The article discusses the use of a multi-body simulation software to validate the design of a truck trailer. According to NVision, a supplier will save time and money by contracting with their service bureau to model a trailer. With multibody simulation, it would be possible to refine the design to a higher level of maturity at an early stage in the development process.


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