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IRJET-Fatigue Analysis of Tractor Trailer Chassis

Published on July 2016 | Categories: Types, Presentations | Downloads: 76 | Comments: 0
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Tractor trailers are agricultural products transporting vehicle, this vehicle used to transport agricultural products from one place to other place. Therefore, it is essential to do static fatigue analysis of trailer chassis. Based on analysis the life estimation of trailer chassis can be done. In this project work, the trailer chassis model has been designed using 3D modeling software CATIA. The designed 3D model is imported into FEA software Ansys. On imported 3D model the pre-processed, post-processed and solving are performed in FEA software Ansys Meshing model with different element size are performed in pre-processing on imported 3D model, in next stage, the boundary condition on meshed model are applied. In last stage, solving for different loading with varied element size is performed. For 3 different fatigue theories, those three different fatigue theories are Goodman, Gerber and Soderberg, the analysis results are obtained for 3 different load scenarios with varied element size. 3 different loads are consider in this project are, 6Tonne, 12 Tonne and 18 Tonne. Analysis results have demonstrated that the chassis has 106 cycles of life time for 12 Tonne of loading without fatigue failure. It is observed that there is a fatigue failure for 18 Tonne loading. The convergence method is used to verify the accuracy of analysis results for element size: 15 mm, 10mm and 5 mm. The summary of this project work is analysis results are approximate to convergence method and the chassis has lifetime of 106 cycles for 12 Tonne load without fatigue failure.

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Tractor trailers are agricultural products transporting vehicle, this vehicle used to transport agricultural products from one place to other place. Therefore, it is essential to do static fatigue analysis of trailer chassis. Based on analysis the life estimation of trailer chassis can be done. In this project work, the trailer chassis model has been designed using 3D modeling software CATIA. The designed 3D model is imported into FEA software Ansys. On imported 3D model the pre-processed, post-processed and solving are performed in FEA software Ansys Meshing model with different element size are performed in pre-processing on imported 3D model, in next stage, the boundary condition on meshed model are applied. In last stage, solving for different loading with varied element size is performed. For 3 different fatigue theories, those three different fatigue theories are Goodman, Gerber and Soderberg, the analysis results are obtained for 3 different load scenarios with varied element size. 3 different loads are consider in this project are, 6Tonne, 12 Tonne and 18 Tonne. Analysis results have demonstrated that the chassis has 106 cycles of life time for 12 Tonne of loading without fatigue failure. It is observed that there is a fatigue failure for 18 Tonne loading. The convergence method is used to verify the accuracy of analysis results for element size: 15 mm, 10mm and 5 mm. The summary of this project work is analysis results are approximate to convergence method and the chassis has lifetime of 106 cycles for 12 Tonne load without fatigue failure.

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