FIELD PERFORMANCE PREDICTION TECHNIQUE FOR LIGHT TRUCK STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
A method has been developed for predicting the field performance of structural components based on prototype vehicle test procedures and results. Component designs can then be optimized by selecting prototype durability test objectives which more accurately reflect actual field usage. This procedure, which is based on fatigue damage calculations from component strain histories, has been successfully applied to non-safety related body, frame and suspension structural components of light trucks and vans.
- Prepared for SAE meeting November 5-8, 1979.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Beamgard, R S
- Snodgrass, K P
- Stornant, R F
- Publication Date: 1979-11
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Durability; Fatigue (Mechanics); Forecasting; Frames; Light trucks; Loss and damage; Motor vehicle bodies; Pickup trucks; Structural members; Suspensions; Testing; Trucks; Vans; Vehicle performance
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile bodies; Fatigue damage analysis; Pickups
- Subject Areas: Highways; Motor Carriers; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00325061
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 791034
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM