FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF AUTOMOBILE STRUCTURES

This paper reviews the success of efforts to predict linear static, dynamic, and nonlinear transient behavior of car components and structural systems. It relates the analysis accuracy to essential features of car structure. It shows how these features, the existing level of equality control of structural characteristics during fabrication and assembly, and the complexity of geometry, conspire to make accurate simulation using current practices unnecessarily costly, in dollars and time. It reviews work currently being done to justify broader use of numerical methods in the industry.

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  • Pagination: p. 26-38

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  • Accession Number: 00264147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No. 740319Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM