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Structural Analysis of Heavy Vehicle Chassis Using Honey Comb Structure

Indu Gadagottu and M V Mallikarjun
Mechanical Engineering, QIS College of Engineering and Technology, Ongole 523272, India

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.