Numerical Design and Analysis of a Certain White Bodywork
Develops a finite element model to analyze the dynamic/static sensitivities of a certain white bodywork, i.e., the sensitivities of its bodywork’s natural frequency, torsional stiffness and flexural rigidity and mass to the thickness of sheet to make the bodywork, thus finding out the main parts affecting greatly the dynamic and static characteristics of bodywork to optimize its structure design. According to the sizes of contribution the body mass will make to the natural frequency and torsional stiffness and flexural rigidity, an optimal conceptual design is given. This method provides an important reference for improving the dynamic performance of bodywork, lightening its weight and optimizing its design.
Kai Cheng, Yongxian Liu, Xipeng Xu and Hualong Xie
Y. Yang et al., "Numerical Design and Analysis of a Certain White Bodywork", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 16-19, pp. 110-114, 2009