Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Automotive chassis can be considered as the backbone of any vehicle its principle function is to
safely carry the maximum load for all designed operating conditions. This paper describes design
and analysis of heavy vehicle chassis. Weight reduction is now the main issue in automobile
industries. Traditionally most common material for manufacturing vehicle chassis has been
mild steel, in various forms. Over time, other materials have come into use, the majority of
which have been is steel and Aluminium. In this paper traditional materials are replaced with
composite materials [S-glass epoxy and E-glass epoxy]. Using reverse engineering method.
(Existing model, modified model, honey comb model). For validation the design is done by
applying a single vertical loads acting on the chassis. And then Structural and, fatigue analysis
will be carried out on three models to all materials and select the best material Impact analysis
can also be done for the selection material in all models Software’s used in this work solid
works for modeling ANSYS 14.5 for analysis.
Index Terms—Heavy vehicle chassis, Mild steel, E-glass epoxy, S-glass epoxy structural and
fatigue analysis, Impact analysis, Honey-comb structure
Cite: Indu Gadagottu and M V Mallikarjun, "Structural Analysis of Heavy Vehicle Chassis Using Honey Comb Structure," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 163-172, January 2015.
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