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Journal of Mechanical Design and Vibration. 2014, 2(3), 69-73
DOI: 10.12691/jmdv-2-3-3
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Applications of Finite Element Stress Analysis of Heavy Truck Chassis: Survey and Recent Development

Nouby M. Ghazaly1,

1Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, South Valley University, Qena-83523, Egypt

Pub. Date: August 31, 2014

Cite this paper:
Nouby M. Ghazaly. Applications of Finite Element Stress Analysis of Heavy Truck Chassis: Survey and Recent Development. Journal of Mechanical Design and Vibration. 2014; 2(3):69-73. doi: 10.12691/jmdv-2-3-3

Abstract

Nowadays, transportation industry plays a major role in the economy of modern industrialized and developing countries. The goods and materials carried through heavy trucks are dramatically increasing. There are many aspects to consider when designing a heavy trucks chassis, including component packaging, material selection, strength, stiffness and weight. This paper reviews the most important research works, technical journal and conferences papers that have been published in the last thirteen year period (2002-2014). The paper focused on stress analysis of the heavy truck chassis using four finite element packages namely; ABAQUS, ANSYS, NASTRAN and HYPERVIEW. The results of reading this paper will give the researcher a summary of some recent and current developments in the field of vehicle design using finite element packages.

Keywords:
stress analysis finite element analysis truck chassis

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