STATIC ANALYSIS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE FRAMES: A HYBRID-FINITE ELEMENT AND ANALYTICAL-METHOD

Vertical as well as horizontal and torsional static and dynamic loads act on chassis frames. The torsional behaviour of most commercial vehicle frames is dominated by warping torsions, because warping is inhibited in the joints where the cross-members are attached to the side-members. This paper presents a hybrid method of analysis, which combines finite element idealization of the joint areas with analytically derived beam elements for the cross-member and side-member sections. The beam element includes warping torsion force displacement relationships. The flexibility of the joints is included together with the compatibility of their displacements. The method gives close agreement with experimental results. (Author/TRRL)

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    Inderscience Enterprises Limited

    La Motte Chambers
    St Helier, Jersey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BEERMANN, H J
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

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  • Accession Number: 00382723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 656
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM