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Beam Modeling Analysis of An Automotive Body Structure
Published June 28, 1996 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Korea in South Korea
Event: KSAE Spring Conference
This research about the beam modeling of an automotive body structure shows the usage of very exciting, non-dimension factor in structural analysis. Generally, in an automotive body structure, a box channel structure functions as the basic frame that maintains static and dynamic strength. When this kind of box channel tube structure is analyzed by a finite element, either a cell element or a beam element can be used for modeling and analysis. The selection between a cell element or a beam element depends on the extent of analysis, simplicity of modeling, and application of analysis findings for design. However, if the extent of analysis results is guaranteed, the structural analysis using a beam element provides much more advantage than the analysis using a cell element.