TRC Inc. can duplicate driving routes using acceleration, force, stress, and brake-temperature profiles. The resulting data can be correlated with durability routes on TRC’s roadways. We can alter prototype components, as well as offer comparison testing. Various instrumentation packages can be assembled to measure vehicle parameters, such as temperature, velocity, engine speeds, stress or strain, deflection, load, pressure, and acceleration. Instruments range from visual readouts to full computer data acquisition systems.
The 7.5-mile (12.1 km) High-speed Oval Test Track contains four asphalt lanes on the front straightaway and curves and five asphalt lanes on the back straightaway. The 7.5-mile (12.1 km) test track’s parabolic banking allows neutral speeds up to 140 mph (225 km/h). The test track features level 2-mile (3.2 km) straightaways and possible tests include: mileage accumulation, brake burnishes, fuel economy, and coastdown testing.Learn More
This course is used for brake and low-speed durability testing. This 84-ft. (25.6 m) by 9,000-ft. (2,743m) facility contains five smooth lanes for braking, flanked by two lanes utilized for rough road durability testing. The durability courses contain rough road surfaces, such as resonance, impact and chatter bumps, chuckholes, V-ditches, twists and washboards for testing chassis body and suspension components. This facility also contains six crosswind generators capable of producing wind gusts up to 40mph (64.4 km/h).Learn More
The level 2.6-mile (4.2 km) Gravel Durability Course provides a series of twists, turns, and straightaways, which is ideal for durability testing.Learn More
Our proving grounds provide a realistic testing environment for ride evaluation of passenger cars and sport-utility vehicles. The facility includes Tire Slap, Unsprung Mass Vibration, Long Curb, Water Drain, Speed Bumps, Road Joint, Undulation Road, Positive and Negative Shocks, Stability Road, Belgian Block Roads, Chip and Seal Roads, Concrete Choppy Road, Concrete Downhill Wavy, Concrete European Union Road and a High-speed Railroad Crossing.Learn More
The Paved Rough Roads & Salt Bath are ideal for durability testing of passenger cars to sport-utility vehicles, and is comprised of 855 ft. (260.0 m) of light duty and 1,215 ft. (370.3 m) of medium-duty concrete bumps imbedded in a 4,200-ft. (1280.1 m) asphalt roadway. The 60-ft. (18.2 m) by 14-ft. (4.2 m) Salt Bath is adjustable from 3-in. (76.2 mm) to 15-in. (381 mm) deep.Learn More