Simulation of Flange Modeling by Using the Finite Element Method
This project focuses on studying an existing off-road buggy component which is a flange. The study includes modeling the flange using a solid model as references to an existing part used for an off-road buggy using the CATIA software. Stress analysis was conducted using the finite element method in the ABAQUS software. The performance of proposed design was compared to the existing part of the flange. A buggy is an automobile with wheels that project beyond the vehicle body. In European countries, a dune buggy is a recreational vehicle with large wheels and wide tires, designed for use on sand dunes or beaches. From the result in running the first analysis of the design datum analysis, it was found that the von Misses stress had maximum values compared with new design of the flange.
KeywordsBuggy Stress Flange Coordinate measurement machine
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