Design And Analysis Of A Bus Body Side Frame
Conventional designs of bus bodies have more weight and which will affect the carrying capacity, performance
and resulting higher fuel consumption. This project describes a new approach and specific design procedure for more
lightweight bus body design. The purpose of this project is to redesign the parameters like gauges, materials,
geometry/shapes, topology variables, weld pitch, joints for improving the structure so that the total weight of the bus is
reduced. A light weight design of bus body structure is designed and structural analysis of the body structure under different
load conditions is done. The modeling will be done on CATIA V5 R19 and analysis part will be done on ANSYS 14.
Keywords— Carrying Capacity, Light Weight, Structure, Topology Variables.