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Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analyses of a Bulk-Cement Trailer

벌크 시멘트 트레일러의 정동적 유한요소해석

  • Kim, Jin-Gon (School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Catholic Univ. of Deagu) ;
  • Lee, Jae-Gon (School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Catholic Univ. of Deagu)
  • 김진곤 (대구가톨릭대학교 기계자동차공학부) ;
  • 이재곤 (대구가톨릭대학교 기계자동차공학부)
  • Received : 2012.03.05
  • Accepted : 2012.06.11
  • Published : 2012.08.01

Abstract

In this study, we analyze the static and dynamic characteristics of a bulk-cement trailer with a simpler structure that carries powders. The commercial software ANSYS is used to prepare a detailed three-dimensional model of the chassis frame and tank body that bear most of the load of a bulk-cement trailer for the finite element analysis. Modal analysis is conducted to examine the dynamic characteristics of the trailer body, and static analysis shows weak links in the structure. Finally, we propose a method to increase the strength of vulnerable areas and to reduce the weight of the trailer by applying the Taguchi method.

Keywords

Bulk-Cement Trailer;Finite Element Analysis;Taguchi Method

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