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Numerical strength analysis in vehicle design

By V. Umnyashkin, K. Ivshin and S. Zykov

Abstract

The methodical bases of numerical strength analysis of body frame arrangement in vehicle design have been developed which make it possible for a designer to reach a scientifically proven decision on geometrics of vehicle styling subsequent to the results of body frame arrangement evaluative research. Hardware and software which are used in design and preproduction of industrial goods and vehicles are continuously being upgraded. Features of software tools with regard to electronic geometrical modeling and numerical reverse engineering are widening. Advanced software systems for engineer-ing research have simplified the problem of initial data preparation and carrying out some numerical studies to the extent possible. There is a real possibility to apply numerical engineering evaluations in preconceptual design works at the early designing stages. That may be demonstrated by the example of frame arrangement design of light vehicles, such as tricycles and all-terrain vehicles. Frame ar-rangement functions as load-carrying elements, and it bears great aesthetics load in terms of develop-ment of original and attractive exterior of the vehicle

Publisher: Belarussian National Technical University
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:rep.bntu.by:data/1611
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