A go-kart structure is the small four wheeled vehicle that usually used in sports and recreation. The frame of go-kart chassis structure usually consists of joints such as welded joints. In design process, finite element analysis is always used in order to predict the behavior of the
designed structure under different kind of loading or force before fabricating the actual structure. Joints in structure are usually difficult to model because of inaccuracy in assuming the properties of joints. Therefore, it is come to agreement that finite element analysis is not always
accurate. In this work, attempts to correlate several methods of modeling in order to find the best method to model the welded joint available on the go-kart structure is presented. Natural frequencies obtained through finite element analysis are compared to the benchmark data which is the
experimental value of natural frequencies. Comparison is made between rigid body element, beam element (CBEAM and CBAR), rod element (CTUBE) and nodes equivalence strategy. By using the data gathered experimentally, the findings suggested that in general that the beam element (CBAR and CBEAM)
is the most suitable element to be used in modeling welded joints in structures apart from other rigid elements.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Finite Element Modeling;
Impact Hammer Test;
Document Type: Research Article
Advanced Structural Integrity and Vibrational Research, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia
Publication date: November 1, 2017
More about this publication?
ADVANCED SCIENCE LETTERS is an international peer-reviewed journal with a very wide-ranging coverage, consolidates research activities in all areas of (1) Physical Sciences, (2) Biological Sciences, (3) Mathematical Sciences, (4) Engineering, (5) Computer and Information Sciences, and (6) Geosciences to publish original short communications, full research papers and timely brief (mini) reviews with authors photo and biography encompassing the basic and applied research and current developments in educational aspects of these scientific areas.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Subscribe to this Title
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites