Crash Test Simulation and Analysis of a Passenger Bus Frame
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2014 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2014|
|Authors : Faizan Khatri , Sanchit Jain , Prof. P. Bhaskar
Faizan Khatri , Sanchit Jain , Prof. P. Bhaskar. "Crash Test Simulation and Analysis of a Passenger Bus Frame ", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V11(1),49-53 May 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
Transport buses form an integral part of public transport vehicle fleet in India. A large number of people use public transport buses for their daily conveyance. These buses can be private or government but their safety should be given a due consideration. Crash tests used for assessing the safety and crash worthiness of automobiles can be used to assess the safety of passenger buses as well. A Finite Element model of a passenger bus was used in a crash simulation to assess the safety and crashworthiness of these buses . Evaluation of vehicle structural durability is one of the key requirements in design and development of today’s automobiles. Computer simulations are used to estimate vehicle durability to save the cost and time required for building and testing the prototype vehicles. The objective of this work was to study impact of frontal, side, torsional and rollover impact on the bus body structure. The cumulative fatigue life of bus structure was calculated as well. The stresses produced for the above condition were derived using finite element model. Analysis software ANSYS R14.5 was used for the same .
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buses, India, crash, structural, simulations, impact, rollover, fatigue.