S-E-A has provided CG and inertia equipment to the automotive industry for over 25 years. These machines have been installed at facilities all over the world including the USA, Japan, Korea, China and India. In total, 11 machines have been installed with the latest facility to be for a major OEM in Korea (anticipated fall 2023).
In 1994, the S-E-A Vehicle Dynamics Team built our first ever Vehicle Inertia Measurement Facility (VIMF), our acclaimed system for measuring vehicle mass, center of gravity, and inertia properties. We were proud to sell our first VIMF to Ford Motor Company then, and we are proud to supply them a new, state-of-the-art, larger capacity VIMF 27 years later.
Thank you to our friends at Ford for trusting the S-E-A Vehicle Dynamics team to help them preserve the design quality of their vehicles for years to come.
Technical References for VIMF and C1000
|Measured Vehicle Inertial Parameters - NHTSA’s Data through August 2020 2021-01-0970||https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/2021-01-0970/|
|Inertia Tensor and Center of Gravity Measurement for Engines and Other Automotive Components 2019-01-0701||https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/2019-01-0701/|
|Development of a Passenger Vehicle Seat Center-of-Gravity Measuring Device||https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/2020-01-1061/|
|Measured Vehicle Inertial Parameters-NHTSA’s Data Through November 1998 1999-01-1336||https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/1999-01-1336/|
|Measured Vehicle Center-of-Gravity Locations - Including NHTSA's Data Through 2008 NCAP 2010-01-0086||https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/2010-01-0086/|
|"An Overview of a Vehicle Inertia Measurement Facility”, in 27th International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation, ISATA Paper 94SF034||N/A|
|The Design of a Vehicle Inertia Measurement Facility 950309||https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/950309/|