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Study of dynamic behaviour of truck chassis

Zaman @ Bujang, Izzuddin (2005) Study of dynamic behaviour of truck chassis. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

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Abstract

Truck chassis is a major component in a vehicle system. It integrates the main component systems such as the suspension, engine, cab and trailer. Thus it often identified for refinement in order to develop vehicles with reduced cost and weight. Nowadays with the capabilities of advanced computer aided design and engineering tools, the process of chassis design in the automotive industry has been significantly refined. The application of FEA such as structural modification and optimization is used to reduce component complexity, weight and subsequently cost. Because the level of model complexity can be high, the opportunity for error can also be high. For this reason, some form of model verification is needed before design decisions made in the FEA environment can be implemented in production with high confidence. This thesis project describes the application of dynamic correlation techniques for verification of the FEA models of truck chassis. The dynamic characteristic of truck chassis such as the natural frequency and mode shape will be determined using finite element method. Experimental measurement has been carried out to validate the analytically derived dynamic models. Modal testing is one of the methods that apply the experimental technique in determining the modes of vibration. Initial results from both analysis show that the truck chassis experienced 1st torsion mode for 1st natural frequency, 1st bending mode for 2nd natural frequency, 2nd torsion mode for 3rd natural frequency and 2nd bending mode for 4th natural frequency. However there is a small discrepancy in terms of frequency. Thus, the model updating of truck chassis model has been carried by adjusting the selective properties such as Modulus Young and Poisson ratio in order to get better agreement in the natural frequency between both analysis. Finally, the modifications of the updated FE truck chassis model has been suggested such as by consider adding the stiffener. The purpose is to reduce the vibration as well as to improve the strength of the truck chassis.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Roslan
Uncontrolled Keywords:truck chassis, vehicle system, automotive industry
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:9437
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:24 Nov 2009 01:53
Last Modified:13 Jul 2012 03:38

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