STP1122: Fatigue Life Prediction and Experimental Verification for an Automotive Suspension Component Using Dynamic Simulation and Finite Element Analysis

    Baek, WK
    Research Assistant and Professor, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

    Stephens, RI
    Research Assistant and Professor, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

    Pages: 15    Published: Jan 1992


    Abstract

    An integrated fatigue life prediction methodology is presented using multi-body dynamic simulation, finite element analysis, and fatigue life prediction methods. This methodology was applied for predicting the finite life of an automotive suspension component. Experimental verification of the predicted life is described. The results indicate this integrated fatigue life prediction methodology can be used as a reliable tool to reduce expense and time of design iteration.

    Keywords:

    fatigue life prediction, dynamic analysis, finite element analysis, load history, stress history, design, simulation


    Paper ID: STP24168S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP24168S


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