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Nigel Linden is president and owner
of Re:Test, Inc., Inc. and Linden Consulting. Nigel has over
experience in using servo-hydraulics to test and characterize structures
and materials, performing field data acquisition, designing transducers
and developing tests. As a world renowned expert in real-time simulation
Nigel has worked with virtually all the major automotive OEMs and their
tier one and tier two suppliers.
Nigel is a Mechanical
from Birmingham England. In 1980, he joined
GKN Technology as an experimental strain analyst, specializing in
Techniques. Once there, he became involved in field data acquisition,
designing specialized loadcells for in-vehicle data acquisition. When
he left GKN in 1985, he was managing the data-acquisition group, and was
responsible for the Remote Parameter Control® (RPC®) systems, performing
simulation on a broad range of component tests. In 1985, Nigel became
the European consultant for MTS, helping their customers become more
effective in simulation testing. Nigel founded the original Users'
Group that is now meeting regularly in North America, Europe and Japan, for
the exchange of techniques and ideas. In just over a year, MTS transferred
Nigel to Minnesota to head a newly formed team of test consultants at
their head-office. During his 10-year tenure with MTS, Nigel was responsible for the consulting work and training classes that MTS performed around the world, helping companies develop,
build and startup new testing facilities, and streamline product development using servo-hydraulics. Nigel was a major agent in promoting the “Simulation Revolution” of the 1980’s, a time when laboratory testing became a major component of automotive product development; slashing the time it took for OEMs to develop new vehicles.
His seminal paper SAE 871941 called "Integrating Simulation Technology Into Automotive Design, Evaluation and Validation Processes" witten in conjunction with Steve Nolan is highly referenced.
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