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Stresses In Vehicle Chassis Joints - A Canparison Of SPATE With Other Analysis Techniques
Author(s): A. J. Loader; W. B. Turner; N. Harwood
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Paper Abstract

Joints in ladder frame chassis have been studied as part of an SERC Teaching Company Schene. The joints between the cross members and side members are complex structures involving bolts, welds and/or rivets, as the cross member section can be tubular, box or C-section. It is therefore difficult to apply simple analytical methods to such joints. This paper compares the stresses obtained by brittle lacquer, strain gauge and SPATE measurements with those found from a finite elenent analysis of the joints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0731, Stress Analysis by Thermoelastic Techniques, (1 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937895
Show Author Affiliations
A. J. Loader, Lancaster University (UK)
W. B. Turner, The Technical Centre (UK)
N. Harwood, National Engineering Laboratory (UK)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0731:
Stress Analysis by Thermoelastic Techniques
B. C. Gasper, Editor(s)

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