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