Fatigue Life Analysis of Bus Body based on User Target Load Spectrum‎

Document Type : Research Paper


1 School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Jilin University, No.5988, Renmin Street, Changchun, 130025, PR China

2 College of Construction Engineering, Jilin University, No.6, Ximinzhu Street, Changchun, 130000, PR China‎


In this article, fatigue life of a bus body is analyzed based on the user target load spectrum. A finite element model of the bus body is built with characteristics. The static analysis result is obtained by using the inertia release method and a multi-body dynamic model is established by using the rigid flexible coupling method. According to user investigation, the user load spectrum is obtained through dynamic simulation. The average value and amplitude of each level of stress are extracted from the load spectrum information. With the fatigue properties of the material, the damage value of the bus body is determined by using the S-N curve method and Miner linear cumulative damage theory. The simulation gives the fatigue life and damage values of the most dangerous position of the body structure. Calculation shows that the fatigue life of the bus body meets durability requirements.


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