Correlation and Validation of Analytical Models for Vibration Fatigue Prediction of ABS Assembly Brackets 2010-01-0503
ABS assembly is supported by the mounting bracket which is installed at the body inside engine room. Such feature of the mounting bracket requires consideration of durability performance under the dynamic random loads imposed by engine excitation. So, modal parameters, such as natural frequencies and mode shapes, of ABS assembly and its bracket should be considered when evaluating the fatigue life. Therefore, fatigue analyses and experiments of ABS assembly and its bracket were performed in the frequency domain rather than the time domain. After that, analysis results were compared and correlated with experimental results, and the analysis method was updated to improve analysis accuracy.