Strength Calculation of the Frame of Tourist Solar-Powered Vehicle in the Conditions of Static Loading

  • A. A. PolivanovEmail author
  • V. S. Galuschak
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The paper summarizes the strength calculations made for the frame of the Tourist solar-powered vehicle. The peculiarities of the frame manufacture and its main characteristics were considered. Strength calculations were carried out in ANSYS, as it is a versatile software package that offers considerable functionality for core calculations. For the material model, the researchers picked a bilinear plasticity model with kinematic hardening; the plasticity condition was a von Mises criterion. The frame was rigidly fixed to the front wheel and rear suspension mounting points. A static load of 50–250 kg was set to the seat mounting points. According to these results, maximum static load is 172.5, as exceeding it will cause irreversible deformations. Static load capable of causing destabilization and destruction of the frame equals 228 kg. The obtained results mean it is recommendable to reinforce the lower frame in the seat mounting points in order to reduce the frame deflection. This requires either additional reinforcements or altering the frame configuration whatsoever. Further, research is required to find the most optimal solution.


The electric bike Solar electric mobile Renewable energy Engineering vehicles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kamishin Technological Institute (Branch) The Volgograd State Technical UniversityKamyschinRussia

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