Lightweighting of Wishbone Finite Element Analysis

Shuxian WANG, Perk Lin CHONG & David HUGHES
This paper focuses on lightweighting of wishbone structure for ordinary 5-seated commercial vehicle. Typically, the wishbone structure is made of high carbon steel and the aim is to investigate if the composite materials, such as E-Glass/Epoxy, Carbon/Epoxy and Boron/Epoxy, can achieve the lightweighting purpose without compromising material strength. The study is carried out through finite element package (Siemen NX) with the consideration of three different loading conditions, namely, lateral braking force, vertical and longitudinal braking...

Registration Year

  • 2020
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Resource Types

  • Data Paper
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Affiliations

  • Hubei University of Arts and Science
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  • Teesside University
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