Ohlins Shaker Rig Suspension Analysis
Take a look at the video of our 996 on the 7-post shaker table rig at Ohlins USA in Henderson NC. A shaker table allows you to collect a huge amount of data about your chassis in a short amount of time.
Various tests can be performed from simple increasing frequency and amplitude oscillation tests, to exact duplication of tracks from around the world. The control computer uses various data sources and controls the impulse forces to each of the rigs 7 individually controllable hydraulic actuators. Sensors mounted on the chassis monitor the vehicle's dynamics and its reactions to the inputs.
Through careful analysis of the collected data, it is possible to tune the suspension setup, finding out what works and what does not work. Up until about 5 years ago, the only teams in the US that typically used these tests were NASCAR, CART or IRL teams due to the cost. This information is invaluable however when it comes to helping us provide a proper suspension system for your 996.