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Crashworthiness Improvement for Rollover of Bus Using FEA

  • Vivekanand Phadatare
  • Pravin Hujare
  • Chandrakant Inamdar
Conference paper

Abstract

This paper discuss a rollover of bus, where bus structure needs to be strong enough to ensure the minimum damage and at the same time it should absorb maximum impact energy. Focus of the study is to strengthen the side pillars of the structure and to shorten the distance between residual space and pillars. Finite element modelling of the entire bus structure is performed using pre-processor HyperMesh. The numerical results show that the structure do not intruding the residual space, and improved the crashworthiness performance of bus superstructure for rollover analysis.

Keywords

Bus rollover Finite element analysis (FEA) Ls-dyna Residual space 

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivekanand Phadatare
    • 1
  • Pravin Hujare
    • 1
  • Chandrakant Inamdar
    • 2
  1. 1.Sinhgad Academy of EngineeringPuneIndia
  2. 2.Virtual Simutech Pvt. LtdPuneIndia

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