EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION AND FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF AUTOMOTIVE DOOR HINGE


Dogan S., Guven C., KARPAT F. , YILMAZ T. G. , Dogan O.

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2014), Montreal, Canada, 14 - 20 November 2014 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Montreal
  • Country: Canada

Abstract

In automotive industry, achieving lightweight, low-cost, reliable and more accurate product design are the most important goal. Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is an important tool for achieving this since it decreases prototyping cost and time. Cars have different door system and one of the important part of them is door hinge. An automotive door hinge is mainly composed of three elements, fixed part, mobile part and hinge pin that fasten fixed part and mobile parts. Manufacturers have to perform tests and analysis for ensuring international and customer requirements.