1987-11-01

The Design and Analysis of a Transverse Torque Rod Bracket Using Computer Aided Engineering 872294

Mack Trucks design and analysis capabilities have enhanced considerably with in-house computer aided engineering (CAE) systems. The CAE system includes Solids and 3-D Geometric Modeling, Graphic Finite Element Model Generator and general purpose Finite Element Analysis software. Finite element analysis of the cast Transverse Torque Rod Bracket was done as a product improvement to the existing fabricated design.
Correlation of the Finite Element results with experimental stress analysis results for the proposed design was achieved to confirm the analysis procedure. Improved structural strength and substantial weight and cost reduction over the existing design was achieved with significant reduction in design cycle time.

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