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Authors: Kassahun, Mekonnen
Advisors: Dr. Alem Bazezew
Copyright: 2008
Date Added: 21-Oct-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: A vehicle and its structural components are subjected to loads which cause stresses, strains, deflections, vibration and noise in the components. To achieve a quality vehicle, i.e. one having longer fatigue life, reduced weight, reduced cost, and so on, it becomes necessary to use materials of appropriate strength and stiffness property with the most appropriate geometry (form). One way to achieve this is evaluation and assessment of responses of the vehicle to different loads. This research addresses responses of a vehicle to static and dynamic loads. The entire analysis is done for an ISUZU NPR model commercial vehicle with van body. The method used is finite element modeling and analysis for which the inputs are obtained from quarter car model analysis. The responses to static loads and random excitation caused by road roughness are determined. Components and, particularly areas which are much affected by the different loads are indentified. Finally, conclusions based on the results and recommendations which can be extensions of this research are also presented.
Description: A Thesis by Kassahun Mekonnen Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for M.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1535
Appears in:Thesis - Mechanical Engineering

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