Static and dynamic analysis of plastic fuel tanks used in buses

H. Burak Ustaoʇlu*, Sena Ayhün, Gökay Simitçioʇlu, Sedat Süsler, Erdem Akay, Vedat Z. Doʇan, Zahit Mecitoʇlu, Halit S. Türkmen, Serter Atamer

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In today's world the conventional metal fuel tanks used in buses are being replaced with plastic fuel tanks. In this paper, a part of the project which aims to develop a computer aided methodology for developing/designing of the plastic fuel tanks based on static and dynamic analysis is presented. Coupon tests are conducted to acquire the mechanical properties of the plastic material. In the static analysis, equivalent static loads are applied to the fuel tanks. In the dynamic analysis, the time varying loading and the inertia of the fluid and fuel tanks are taken into account using modal transient analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-517
Number of pages9
JournalProcedia Engineering
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Material and Component Performance under Variable Amplitude Loading, VAL 2015 - Prague 4, Czech Republic
Duration: 23 Mar 201526 Mar 2015

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This work, which is a collaboration project of Mercedes-Benz Turk A.S. and the Istanbul Technical University, is supported by the Republic of Turkey, the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology under the project number [0488.STZ.2013-2].

FundersFunder number
Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
Bilim, Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanliği0488.STZ.2013-2


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