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Weight Reduction and Fatigue Life Assessment of Light Commercial Vehicle Chassis


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 3 Issue - 8
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : A. Kalaiyarasan ; P. Ragupathi; K. Karthikeyan; R. Ramesh

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV3I8021,
     title={Weight Reduction and Fatigue Life Assessment of Light Commercial Vehicle Chassis},
     author={A. Kalaiyarasan, P. Ragupathi, K. Karthikeyan and R. Ramesh},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={3},
     number={8},
     pages={15--23},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV3I8021.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

It is common practice in the automotive industry to employ extensive experimental measuring technique and durability study to perform structural analysis of chassis in its working environment. In this paper a few simpler methods were used to perform static and dynamic analysis of an existing light commercial vehicle chassis and solved through finite element analysis software Ansys. The study shows that when the existing 'inverted hat section' of the chassis is changed to 'C-channel' there is considerable reduction in weight. Certain local stress concentration areas were added with gusset plates along the rail of the chassis in a measure to increase the endurance strength of the chassis which leads to increased life.


Keywords:

Light Commercial Vehicle, Structural, Weight, Endurance, Life


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