VEHICLE SEAT DESIGN STRENGTH ASSESSMENT USING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
Author’s Name : Rahul Joshi | Dr Sanjay T Purkar
Volume 01 Issue 03 Year 2014 ISSN No: 2349-3860 Page no: 23-26
Vehicle seat has great importance as it is the primary component of vehicle that provides comfort to the occupants. The seat should have proper strength and durability in case of accidents of when vehicle passes through bumps. If seat structure breaks, severe injury can be occurred to the passengers. In present scenario fuel consumption of the vehicle should be minimum; hence there is a need to weight optimization of vehicle components without compromising the strength. To check these qualities of any physical components, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is an imperative simulation tool. In this method CAD model of seat structure is prepared and developed FE model of complete seat assembly. Steel properties were used to model seat members. Passenger mass was distributed to the seat floor and seat back.
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