MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 165, 201812th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||New Trends for Fatigue Design of Structures (SF2M)|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
Design, service and testing grounds stress spectra and their using to fatigue life assessment of bus bodyworks
University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Univerzitni 8, 30614 Pilsen, Czech Republic
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
In the development of a road vehicle such as a bus, the input data for the assessment of the fatigue life of the body and other mechanical parts of the vehicle are gradually refined. In the initial phase of the development of a new vehicle, so-called design stress spectra are used. It is necessary to estimate the design spectrum parameters correctly. At the vehicle's prototype testing phase, the so-called service stress spectra can be evaluated. It is essential to determine the characteristic operating modes of the vehicle and to record representative stress-time histories of the critical sections of the construction nodes and vehicle components. Accelerated driving test of fatigue life can be performed on special test routes. The acceleration of such a fatigue test is dependent on the test track composition. The paper generally describes the methodology of such a process and demonstrates it using unique real-time data acquired during the development of a bus.
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