Chassis are very important part of automobiles as they are the main load taking member of the vehicle. Apart from dead weight of various functional components, occupants and payload, chassis is subjected to bending moments, torsion and combined bending and torsional loadings while the vehicle is in motion. Since, it’s the chassis which is responsible for holding all the systems together as well as safety of occupants, it becomes very important to analyze it for various possible loading combinations. Using FEM for such analysis makes the things lot easier, faster and the designs can be made more reliable, lightweight and cost friendly.
Analyzer has done some advanced simulations for leading global Automobile OEMs for evaluating designs of their chassis in static as well as dynamic conditions. This study puts light on one such project done by Analyzer.