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Chassis calculations for Frame design
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Solid Mechanics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a Masters Thesis report of a project carried out at Scania AB in Södertälje. The project concerns rationalizing Chassis calculations for use in truck Frame design. The subject for analysis is a six-wheeled articulated truck, and the load cases under study is Lateral Loading, Frame Torsion and Vertical Load on Kingpin. Making robust deformation and stress models with a calculation time sufficiently short and accuracy consistently high for efficient design work is an arduous task. This report presents several approaches to tackle this type of problem. By means of simplifying contemporary modeling approaches and methods and automating the setup process, a method that enables short calculation iterations on a chassis frame of a truck is achieved. This is done using the Catia GAS framework in conjunction with several other licences commonly used by designers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Scania, Chassi, Chassis, Catia, Frame, Design, Calculations, Analysis, Scripting, Script, Load, Nonlinearities
National Category
Applied Mechanics
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121848ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-A--15/02319—SEOAI: diva2:860064
External cooperation
Scania AB
Subject / course
Solid Mechanics
2015-08-24, A32, Linköpings universitet 581 83, LINKÖPING, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-10-14 Created: 2015-10-09 Last updated: 2015-10-14Bibliographically approved

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