Static Finite Element Analysis And Validation Of N1 Type Vehicle Chassis Members For Bending Performance
In Structural Engineering the components produced may be of different types and sizes, from flat plates of very
simple shape to complex 3 Dimensional solid body. In their operating conditions the components maybe subjected to various
types of loading and prescribed displacements, with the rising cost of materials, overdesign and resultant material wastage
maybe extremely costly for high volume production item. Therefore, Stress Analysis at the design stage is imperative if
service failures are to be avoided and near optimum design is to be achieved for the specified operating conditions. Here in
this paper Finite Element Analysis under static load conditions of TATA ACE Chassis in two dimension has been conducted
using ANSYS APDL. Modeling of chassis was done using the software CATIA V5 after tear down benchmarking. The
results have been analytically verified by using Macaulay’s method to calculate deflection of the beam due to bending.
Keywords— Finite element analysis, Macaulay’s method, ANSYS, CATIA V5, Analytical validation.