TRANSPORT TECHNICS. INVESTIGATION OF ELEMENTS. RELIABILITY
Worldwide test laboratories use complex equipment with high level of automated testing processes due to the larger quantity of samples processed. In order to facilitate the testing of products in domestic, accredited test laboratories, the Center for IC Engine and Vehicles of Vinca Institute developed a testing bench adapted to requirements of the domestic producers. This article presents an examination device designed for cornering fatigue testing of wheels in laboratory conditions. Furthermore, this testing bench allows testing of a wide range of elements and systems associated with the wheel, e.g. hubs, bearings, screw connectors, axles etc. Upon construction, the test bench was evaluated through a number of tests of various wheel specimens. The obtained results confirm the pertinence of this method in the development of the vehicle suspension systems.