The analysis of deformations of the frame in a basic minibus and a low floor minibus

  • Vytenis Surblys Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Department of Automobile Transport
  • Tautvydas Pravilonis JSC "ALTAS komercinis transportas"
  • Edgar Sokolovskij Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Department of Automobile Transport
Keywords: minibus, modeling, deflection, deformation, frame

Abstract

In the paper, the structures of frames and the methods for calculation of their resistance are reviewed. A frame of a basic minibus and a frame of a low floor minibus are examined and analyzed herein. Computer-aided modeling of the frames are carried out.  The structures of the frames are assessed while simulating their deformations caused both by frontal and lateral impacts against the frames. In addition, tensions, deflections and deformations appeared in the frames were assessed and compared.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.mech.23.3.14480

Published
2017-06-27
Section
MECHANICS OF SOLID BODIES