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Posted by: bonzw9

11/05/2005, 16:20:15

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Hello people!
I am an Industrial design Engineering student and have been asked to explore environmental testing required for an Adaptive Cruise Control system for BMW. The specification includes testing for:

Ambient Temperature
Vibration
Humidity
Direct water flow
Sand spray
Salt/Fog spray
Stray Radiation (EN301091 vi.i.i)

I have browsed the internet, however many sites ask for money in exchange for standard test procedures and being a student this is not an option. Would anyone be able to point me in the direction of a good website that would be able to help me in my in my quest?

Best wishes

Ben







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Posted by: meister

11/20/2005, 17:06:27

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Ben-
Do a Google on "ASSIST free specs" and a site will come up for the Defense Logistics Agency called "ASSIST." You do not need a login although it may look that way. Pick the Search option on the lefthand menu bar.

Search for MIL-STD-810 and download the latest revision ("F" I think) along with the Notices. Incorporate the Notices and you will have an up-to-date environmental test spec that is widely used in the defense business. Another one often used by the Europeans (and some over here) is IEC 529 but you'll have to buy that one (and most likely others called out by it).







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Posted by: StrikeFighter

11/11/2005, 08:13:25

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Your are probably going to need to pay to gain access to those specs. There are numerous specifications that define the type of testing you are talking about but they are not in business to give them out for free.

Talk to your school or the company you work for about where you can access these specifications. Most often there will be a way to get them.

In the areospace industry we were big fans of RTCA DO-160. That may be too stringent for automotive testing but it could be a start.






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