Browse Publications Technical Papers 2009-36-0137

The bus truck structure assessment using simplified model and genetic algorithm 2009-36-0137

In this proposed work we intend to develop a methodology to assess the bus truck structure behavior when submitted to frontal crash using the simplified model of the truck and Genetic Algorithm. The simplified model consists of a set of flexible or rigid bars linked with non linear spherical and translational joints. The adjustment of the non linear joints is carried out by means of Shell Finite Element Model, Experimental Test or Analytical Expressions. Using this tool was possible to study different project alternatives to improve the performance of the truck structure of interurban busses when submitted to frontal crash.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 40% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.