Computer-Aided Design and Applications (ISSN 1686-4360) is an independent, international peer-reviewed technical journal dedicated to the applications of computer-aided design and manufacturing.
PACE Volume 1 Pages 67-75
Methods to Determine Torsion Stiffness in an Automotive Chassis
Abstract. This paper reviews three different approaches to determine the torsion stiffness of an automotive chassis and presents a Finite Element Analysis based method to estimate a vehicle’s torsion stiffness. As a case study, a typical sedan model is analyzed and the implementation of the presented methodology is demonstrated. Also presented is a justification of assuming linear torsion stiffness when analyzing the angle of twist. The presented methodology can be utilized in various aspects of vehicle structural design.
Keywords: finite element analysis, automotive, structure.
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