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Development of vehicle model test-bending of a simple structural surfaces model for automotive vehicle sedan

Mohd Nor, M. K. and Noordin, A. and Ruzali, M. F. S. and Hussen, M. H. and Mustapa@Othman, N. (2016) Development of vehicle model test-bending of a simple structural surfaces model for automotive vehicle sedan. In: 7th International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 1 - 3 August 2016, Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

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Official URL: doi: 10.1063/1.4981172


Simple Structural Surfaces (SSS) method is offered as a means of organizing the process for rationalizing the basic vehicle body structure load paths. The application of this simplified approach is highly beneficial in the development of modern passenger car structure design. In Malaysia, the SSS topic has been widely adopted and seems compulsory in various automotive programs related to automotive vehicle structures in many higher education institutions. However, there is no real physical model of SSS available to gain considerable insight and understanding into the function of each major subassembly in the whole vehicle structures. Based on this motivation, a real physical SSS of sedan model and the corresponding model vehicle tests of bending is proposed in this work. The proposed approach is relatively easy to understand as compared to Finite Element Method (FEM). The results prove that the proposed vehicle model test is useful to physically demonstrate the importance of providing continuous load path using the necessary structural components within the vehicle structures. It is clearly observed that the global bending stiffness reduce significantly when more panels are removed from the complete SSS model. The analysis shows the front parcel shelf is an important subassembly to sustain bending load.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2018 08:20
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 08:20
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10390
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