Optimized simulation method and experimental verification on dynamic analysis of a light truck frame

Feng Gao, Yonghua Xiong, Lei Tian, Farong Du, Guoyan Xu

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Abstract

The three-dimensional geometric model of the fringe-beam frame had been built based on the frame structure of a light truck. In order to optimize the frame structure, the finite element model of the frame and the suspension system were set up. Considering the influence of suspension on frame dynamic performance, the modal properties of the frame model was analyzed in the commercial analysis program ANSYS, using two different methods. Based on the experiments, it was verified that combining MPC184 elements and spring elements Combinl4 is a better way to simulate suspension compared to using spring finite elements only. Furthermore, the combined simulation results coincide with experimental modal analysis results, which were conducted thereafter. Subsequently, the frame stress-strain distribution rules and dynamics response were calculated under the random road spectrum excitation, and the frame dynamic parameters were obtained. This study provides some theoretical bases for frame structure improvement, and proposes an optimum method to simulate suspension. The results have direct significance in ensuring the stability, comfort and reliability of a light truck frame.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2009, DETC2009
Pages695-701
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2009 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2009Sep 2 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2009, DETC2009
Volume3

Other

Other2009 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/30/099/2/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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