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Design optimization of vehicle body structure against roof crush as per FMVSS 216 using Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Indore Institute of Science and Technology, Indore, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 4, Issue (5), Pages 1-7, May,26 (2015)


Every year, more than 250,000 rollover accidents happen in the United States, Killing more than 10,000 individuals, as indicated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Indeed, rollover accidents represent roughly oneall auto related fatalities. Off and on again, wounds emerging from a rollover mishap are because of the carelessness or lack of regard of a driver. However on different events, these mishaps or the wounds they cause are the direct aftereffect of the inadequate plan or assembling of an auto, truck or SUV. To direct this, NHTSA has a code under motor vehicle security; to issue FMVSS and regulations to which creators of motor vehicle and rigging things should survey and confirm the model before adverting to the market. The US government presented a regulation for static top quality in 1973. In 1973 first FMVSS 216 was tried by presenting the front corner of the top to withstand a semi static energy equivalent to no less than 1.5 timethe weight of the vehicle, up to 127mm of redirection. This is known as a quality toof this paper is to watch resultant removal when the energy connected on the top of an auto by the testing plate. Measurement of testing plate has been taken by the securAdministration. If, the resultant displacement is more than 127mm then vehicle will go under the class of hazardous model. To diminish this resultant relocation we have utilized composites as likewise conducive for decrease the thickness of sheet metal of top segment. The technique is being finished with the aid of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) routinesconsidered, data is being broke down by contrasting resultant uprooting in LS dyna device.


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