Basic Approaches to Design of Load Carrying Members 620257
This paper points out the importance of advanced design and development techniques in producing vehicles that meet the demand for greater capacity, utility, ease of operation, and operator comfort. The design approach is broken down into four stages and each is discussed with reference to various factors such as materials strength and working stresses. Design evaluation is treated in relation to load and structural strength. These techniques produce an efficient and economical product, and as the authors emphasize, companies that use them have a definite advantage over competitors who still retain the cut and try methods.