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Some aspects of the structural analysis and design of commercial vehicles

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Rational analysis and design techniques are applied to various structural problems associated with commercial vehicles. The underlying motive for this work is the increase in structural efficiency in order to improve operating economics. The design of the longitudinal members of a vehicle is firstly considered from the point of view of optimum cross-sectional shape. Other weight saving features are then explored. Since the design is dependent on the allowable stresses in tension and compression, these values are derived from a series of experiments in which the dynamic strains in a semi-trailer are recorded. A fundamental examination of vehicle torsion is undertaken, leading to a consideration of the influence of the several torsional loading cases on cross member design. [Continues.]

Funding

Science Research Council.

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Publisher

© Peter W. Sharman

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

1974

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

Language

en

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