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Cross- section and material optimization of an automotive chassis using FEA

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The objective of this project is to seek out best material and most fitted cross-section for an Eicher E2 Truck ladder chassis with the constraints of most shear stress, equivalent stress and deflection of the chassis under maximum load condition. In present the Ladder chassis that are uses for creating buses and trucks are C and that I cross section sort, that area unit product of Steel alloy (Austenitic). In Asian country variety of passengers travel within the bus isn't uniform, excess passengers area unit movement within the buses daily as a result of that there are unit forever prospects of being failure/fracture within the chassis/frame. So Chassis with high strength cross section is required to attenuate the failures together with issue of safety in design. Within the present work, we have taken higher strength because the main issue, that the dimensions of an existing vehicle chassis of an Eicher E2 (Model no.11.10) Truck is taken for analysis with materials specifically ASTM A710 Steel, ASTM A302 steel and metal Alloy 6063-T6 subjected to constant load. Vehicle chassis are modelled by considering two different cross-sections specifically C and Rectangular Box (Hollow) sort cross sections.
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  • Shivaji University Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
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