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Analysis Study Research Paper | Mechanical Engineering | United States of America | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023
ATV Chassis Design using Finite Element Analysis for BAJA SAE India and Retrospective Analysis
Karthik Bujuru | Kedar Karandikar
Abstract: Practical hands - on experience by application of engineering principles is of paramount importance for students for comprehensive understanding of theoretical teachings. BAJA SAE India provides one such platform for automotive/mechanical engineering students to design and develop an ATV from scratch. This paper presents the design process that engineering students of MVSR Engineering College located in Hyderabad, India followed to develop an ATV to take part in a racing competition. This paper includes a Finite Element Analysis of a chassis design adequate to withstand various static and dynamic loads that the vehicle encounters during the racing event. Despite the FEA analysis showing adequacy of the chassis design, the real - world racing event led to fracture failure of one of the chassis structural members. A few potential root causes of this failure were discussed for improved design and analysis process for future design of the ATV for future attempts by the students to conceive an adequate chassis design that can withstand the needs of the competition.
Keywords: All - Terrain Vehicle, BAJA SAE India, Finite Element Analysis, ANSYS, Chassis Design, Static Loading, Dynamic Loading
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,
Pages: 441 - 446