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Author Susilo, D. D. ♦ Lukamana, N. I. ♦ Budiana, E. P. ♦ Tjahjana, D. D. D. P.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ENGINEERING ♦ BENDING ♦ COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION ♦ ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES ♦ FIBERGLASS ♦ FINITE ELEMENT METHOD ♦ IMPACT STRENGTH ♦ IMPACT TESTS ♦ S CODES ♦ SAFETY ♦ STEELS ♦ TENSILE PROPERTIES
Abstract Sebelas Maret University has been developing an Electric Vehicle namely SmarT-EV UNS. The main structure of the car are chasis and body. The chasis is made from steel and the body is made from fiberglass composite. To ensure the safety of the car, both static and dynamic tests were carried out to these structures, including their materials, like: tensile test, bending test, and impact test. Another test needed by this vehicle is crashworthiness test. To perform the test, it is needed complex equipments and it is quite expensive. Another way to obtain vehicle crashworthiness behaviour is by simulate it. The purpose of this study was to simulate the response of the Smart-EV UNS electric vehicle main structure when crashing rigid barrier from the front. The crash simulation was done in according to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) within the speed of the vehicle of 35 mph. The UNS Electric Vehicle was modelled using SolidWorks software, and the simulation process was done by finite element method using ANSYS software. The simulation result showed that the most internal impact energy was absorbed by chassis part. It absorbed 76.2% of impact energy, then the base absorbed 11.3 %, while the front body absorbed 2.5 %, and the rest was absorbed by fender, hood, and other parts.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-03-29
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1717
Issue Number 1


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