American Journal of Mechanical Engineering
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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2017, 5(6), 274-279
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-5-6-8
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Determination of the Fatigue Life of the Vehicle Construction Based on Strength Calculations

Michal Kicko1, , Peter Frankovský1, Róbert Huňady1, Adam Kaľavský1 and Ján Kostka1

1Department of Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University, Košice, Slovakia

Pub. Date: December 15, 2017

Cite this paper:
Michal Kicko, Peter Frankovský, Róbert Huňady, Adam Kaľavský and Ján Kostka. Determination of the Fatigue Life of the Vehicle Construction Based on Strength Calculations. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2017; 5(6):274-279. doi: 10.12691/ajme-5-6-8


The article is divided into three parts. Except the foundations of theoretical knowledges about the fatigue life, the design of the breakdown truck body construction for a particular vehicle is also described in initials. In the second part the stress analysis of this construction is analyzed by finite element method (FEM). Based on this, at the end of the thesis, the fatigue life time is evaluated and compared with the experimental.

fatigue service lifetime breakdown truck body construction Rule EEC 55 Abaqus CAE finite element method (FEM)

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