Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 5, No 5 (2013)

Research Into The Reliability Of The Bridge Of A Car Carrier Platform

Paulius Paškevičius (Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas, Lithuania)
Saulius Nagurnas (Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas, Lithuania)
Gintautas Bureika (Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas, Lithuania)
Vidas Žuraulis (Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas, Lithuania)


The paper deals with the strength analysis of structural devices(platform bridges) that fasten cars to a car carrier frame. Theloads of all bridges are evaluated along with the indication ofthe areas of load concentration. The paper presents a brief structuraldescription of platform bridges, including their drawingsperformed with the help of SolidWorks software. The bridgeloads have been analyzed applying Ansys software. Accordingto the results of computer simulation of the loads, dangerousstructural areas of the bridges have been identified. While makingattempts to solve the established structural problems of suchcar carriers, suggestions for their structural improvement havebeen put forward, and computer simulation of loads and stressspread have been performed. The paper ends with conclusionsand suggestions.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2013-12-19

Keyword(s): car carrier, frame structure, platform bridge, finite element method, load, stress.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2013.85

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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