alexa Finite Element Analysis of Internal Door Panel of a Car
ISSN: 2168-9873

Journal of Applied Mechanical Engineering
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Research Article

Finite Element Analysis of Internal Door Panel of a Car by Cons idering Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite

Eskezia E*, Abera A and Daniel Tilahun

School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Addis-Ababa University, King Jeorge VI Street -385, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Eskezia E
School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Addis-Ababa University, King Jeorge VI Street-385, Ethiopia
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E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 13, 2016; Accepted Date: January 04, 2017; Published Date: January 08, 2017

Citation: Eskezia E, Abera A, Tilahun D (2017) Finite Element Analysis of Internal Door Panel of a Car by Considering Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite. J Appl Mech Eng 6:247. doi: 10.4172/2168-9873.1000247

Copyright: © 2017 Eskezia E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



In this paper work the dynamic structural Finite Element Analysis of internal door panel of a vehicle by considering bamboo fiber reinforced epoxy composite (BFREC) materials was conducted. The objective of the paper is to develop a suitable model of internal door panel for Toyota DX car, to conduct a transient dynamic structural analysis (stress and displacement analysis) of internal door panel by finite element method, to compare the performance of BFREC material with previously recommended materials of internal door panel. The door panel of Toyota Corolla DX model vehicle was used to develop the geometric model of the internal door panel by CATIA V5 R20 modeling software. This 3-D geometric model was imported to using ANSYS Workbench 15.0. The transient dynamic structural FEA was done after assigning loading and boundary conditions. The applied load considered for this analysis is the self-inertial weight of the panel due to the acceleration field produced while the door is closing. The equivalent stress and the displacement are noted and investigated to compare with the literatures revised. The result shows that, bamboo fiber reinforced epoxy composite panel has the smallest mass and equivalent stress values, as compared with the lignocellulosic composite and polypropylene one. Based on these realities, it is recommended that bamboo fiber reinforced with epoxy composite materials are suitable for internal structural automotive panel applications.


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