Structural Strength Evaluation of a Carbody by Finite Element Analysis and Load Test
This paper describes a carbody structural analysis and the result of its loading test. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and functionality of the body structure operating under maximum load. Aluminum alloy was used as the body structure’s material. The body structure consisted of side frame, under frame, roof frame, and end frame. Of these components, the side frame and under frame were the most important components considering the vehicle and passenger loads. Both structural analysis and loading test were performed under the condition based on "Performance Test Standard for Electrical Multiple Unit" with the reference code JIS E 7105. The test results showed that the body structure is safe and stable under the condition of designed load.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
S. C. Yoon et al., "Structural Strength Evaluation of a Carbody by Finite Element Analysis and Load Test", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2728-2731, 2007