Tom Gillespie Discussed Simulation Technology at SEMA 2012

Tom Gillespie, Director of Product Planning at Mechanical Simulation, spoke at the opening session of the Vehicle Technology Center in the 2012 SEMA Show at Las Vegas this month. The session, labeled as a Vehicle Dynamics Forum, is an initiative on the part of SEMA to inform its thousands of members of new approaches to the challenges of complex vehicle regulations and technologies affecting the performance market. Dr. Gillespie discussed vehicle dynamic simulation of Electronic Stability Controls in addition to applications in other areas of vehicle performance of interest to SEMA member companies.

The principle focus of the Forum was Electronic Stability Control (ESC) performance and how to evaluate the tolerance to changes in suspensions, tires, wheels, brakes, steering and other chassis components marketed by the SEMA member companies. In recent years SEMA has taken the lead to provide is members access to established tools and techniques use by OEM and Tier One suppliers for evaluating compliance with government regulations of ESC performance. As of September 2012, aftermarket companies in the U.S. must make sure their components do not compromise ESC performance as required by FMVSS 126. With the help of experts from the world of vehicle dynamics analysis, testing and simulation the SEMA Program has demonstrated that real vehicle electronics control hardware can be connected to vehicles in a computer simulation world to allow virtual testing at far less cost and time than on proving grounds.

To view the article from the SEMA Show, please click here.

Mechanical Simulation at PRI and I/ITSEC

Mechanical Simulation staff will be on hand at the upcoming PRI and I/ITSEC trade shows.

This is a great opportunity to visit with our staff and view the latest offerings of our software. To arrange a meeting, please contact Jim Brakke or Bob McGinnis.

We look forward to seeing you there!


November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Holiday

Mechanical Simulation will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on November 22 and 23.

BikeSim 3.2 Web Seminar

Join us on Wednesday, December 19 for a web seminar to learn about the new features in BikeSim 3.2.

Technical Papers

New technical papers have been posted.


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