Crash Analysis of Front under Run Protection Device using Finite Element Analysis

Santosh Pandimukkula
2013 IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  
Under-running of passenger vehicles is one of the important parameters to be considered during design and development of truck chassis. Front Under-run Protection Device (FUPD) plays an important role in avoiding under-running of vehicles from front side of a truck. An explicit finite element software Altair Radio's is used in FUPD analysis for impact loading. The deformation of FUPD bar and plastic strains in FUPD components are determined in the impact analysis for predicting failure of the
more » ... ng failure of the system to meet the compliance requirements as per IS 14812-2005. Additionally, failure analysis of the FUPD attachment points with chassis is determined. Physical testing can be reduced significantly with this approach which ultimately reduces the total cycle time as well as the cost involved in product development.
doi:10.9790/1684-0914956 fatcat:3y3nvpqerfdqpbmvd25xxthhoq