Analysis of a Roll Cage Design against Various Impact Load and Longitudinal Torsion for Safety
This study is aimed at carrying out a finite element analysis on a roll cage of a vehicle used for student competitions around the world. The design process was carried out using a CAD package and analysis was done using finite element analysis software, ANSYS. Impact test was carried out on the roll cage under different conditions and the effect on the structural members are studied and discussed. The results are very much helpful and assure that the car is in safe condition in case of a crash or accident. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is also carried out with the frame against torsional loading. Two different materials were considered for the analysis. The results of displacement of frame, nodal solution, element solution and bending moment are discussed.
C.D. Naiju et al., "Analysis of a Roll Cage Design against Various Impact Load and Longitudinal Torsion for Safety", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 232, pp. 819-822, 2012