A paper presented at « International Conference on Electromechanical Control Technology and Transportation » (ICECTT 2015).
The paper deals with the bending tests of new designed joints for bus skeletons. The frames of buses have to satisfy various demands, but the safety of the passengers is the priority. The actual welded joints should be replaced by new type of profiles connections in the future. Finite elements method was used for the bending test simulation and for the stress investigation; the real experiments were done using the universal test equipment ZD10/90. Obtained results are comparable, so authors aim to realize next experiments in next days at which other shapes of the joints will be tested. Read more