Commercial Passenger Vehicle Seat Design and Testing Using Advance Simulation ProcedureJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.3, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
Authors : Minakshi Das; Anil Elisala; G.V.R. Seshagiri Rao;
Page : 208-212
Keywords : : FEA; Seat model; ARAI Standards; optimization.;
Advanced manufacturing engineering is an approach to build an object with the inclusion of all technical aspects including durability as well as safety. In automobile manufacturing approach,It can be a great opportunity to save life of occupant if safety parameters were designed successfully. Commercial passenger vehicles can carry several people at a time, and if accident happens, several people can die altogether. These types of vehicle can have collision from different side i.e. front, side, rear etc. Among this directional collision frontal impact is the most severe one. In front impact passenger can get injuries by hitting the seat structure mounted just next front to them. In order to design these seats properly to avoid these injuries, government also enforced some regulations related to seat design. In order to pass the compulsory regulations, properly designed seat has to be sent to the government agency to have to test certificate. Advanced simulation tools can also assist to improve the design with weight optimization. In this study, Finite Element Analysis was used to analyze the load bearing capacity of the vehicle seat. The enforced test was also simulated and final designed was obtained with significant weight reduction and enhanced safety measures of the seat.
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