We develop and integrate axle systems (front and rear axle, spring and shock-absorber systems, wheel suspension) to meet the requirements defined in our clients’ specification – from concept definition, simulation and design, including prototyping, right through to validation in vehicle tests.
As one of our focal activities, we adapt axle systems to chassis for electric vehicles and hybrid drives. This involves optimizing the way the additional masses of energy storage system and e-motor are integrated into the chassis by distributing axle load and designing package to suit the specific vehicle application.
We use IAV-developed and industrial tools for optimizing the topology of axle modules to reduce weight while cutting manufacturing costs without compromising on strength. The use of efficient simulation software means we can examine elastokinematic and dynamic properties in a complex process that models components, such as leaf springs and cross member. Axle and full-vehicle simulation allows us to test and enhance the interaction of modules in the environment of the whole system and vehicle.
We produce prototypes in-house – from individual axle modules to ready-to-run prototype vehicles. We also benefit from many years of experience in developing fiber-composite materials, and can produce virtually any shape and size of composite components in our state-of-the art facilities.