A Structural Analysis on the Light Rail Vehicle Body with Composite Material

복합재료 경전철의 차체구조 해석

  • Published : 1999.11.01


The structural behavior of the composite material light rail vehicle body are investigated. Composite material is very useful for light rail vehicle structure due to its high specific strength and lightweight characteristics. The main carbody is made of aluminum alloy. The side wall and roof with composite panels can reduce total vehicle weight about 2000kg. In addition, with the lower density of the foam, enhances lightness in the panel and to save the operation expenses. The finite element analysis code, ANSYS is used to evaluate the stability of the body structure under the various load conditions.