This paper describes the structural evaluation of a van production chassis frame, a light weight frame design and four other modified production frames. Static structural properties were determined by a combination of laboratory joint stiffness measurements and a finite element model incorporating empirical stiffness values. The finite element analysis results are compared to laboratory frame bending and torsion measurements.

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  • Pagination: p. 169-176

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  • Accession Number: 00319742
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790988
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1981 12:00AM