61. Some basic tips in vehicle chassis and frame design

Grzegorz Szczęśniak1, Paulina Nogowczyk2, Rafał Burdzik3

1, 2Szczęśniak Pojazdy Specjalne Sp. z o.o., Bestwińska Street 105A, 43-346 Bielsko-Biała, Poland

3Faculty of Transport Silesian University of Technology, Krasińskiego Street 8, 40-019 Katowice, Poland

3Corresponding author

E-mail: 1gszczesniak@psszczesniak.pl, 2pnogowczyk@psszczesniak.pl, 3rafal.burdzik@polsl.pl

(Received 1 November 2014; received in revised form 10 December 2014; accepted 24 December 2014)

Abstract. The article describes important stage of the vehicle production, which is design of chassis and frames. There is some historical information for showing development in vehicle production. Many of vehicles properties are strictly connected with the chassis or frame. Dynamic properties and static or geometric parameters of the vehicle depends on chassis or frames. It was described an interesting method IPPD adopt to automotive industry. Also some examples of SSS for design concept in vehicle production have been depicted. Some short information about chassis and frames types used in special vehicles can be helpful for young engineers or technical students. These issues are very important for vehicle designers and engineers and has to be take into focused consideration in all productions processes, especially during assumptions and constructions of chassis or frames.

Keywords: vehicle chassis and frames, design, IPPD – Integrated Product and Process Development, SSS – Simple Structural Surfaces.


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Szczęśniak Grzegorz, Nogowczyk Paulina, Burdzik Rafał Some basic tips in vehicle chassis and frame design. Journal of Measurements in Engineering, Vol. 2, Issue 4, 2014, p. 208‑214.


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