Torsional Stiffness Improvement of Truck Chassis Using Finite Elemen Method

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14710/rotasi.19.2.76-81
Article Info
Submitted: 20-07-2017
Published: 20-07-2017
Section: Articles research
This thesis deals with a study on the torsional stiffness of existing truck chassis and some others improved models by using finite element method. The objective of this study is to improve the torsional stiffness by design and to provide simulation of the deflection on the chassis. The problem on the chassis is the deflection on the chassis whereas  higher  displacement  will  affect  the  torsional  stiffness  of  the  truck. ABAQUS was used as it is a powerful engineering simulation tool based on the finite element method. The magnitude of torsional stiffness for existing and modified models were calculated based on data of deflection of each models which were obtained from the finite element simulation. The multi holes model was choosen as the best proposed model due to the highest of torsional stffness as comparison result among existing and modified models.

Keywords

torsional stiffness, finite element method, truck chassis

  1. Ojo Kurdi 
    Mechanical Engineering Department, Universitas Diponegoro , Indonesia
    Mechanical Engineering Department, Universitas Diponegoro
  2. Roslan Abdul Rahman 
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia , Indonesia
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  3. Pakharudin Mohd Samin 
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia , Indonesia
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  4. Mohd Shukri Yob 
    Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia , Indonesia
    Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
  5. Nantha Kumar Nadarajan 
    Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia , Indonesia
    Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
  6. Ian Yulianti 
    Physics Department, Universitas Negeri Semarang , Indonesia
    Physics Department, Universitas Negeri Semarang