Bus-Expert-Systems for Dynamics Simulation, Design and Quality Control

Bus-Expert-System - CP94-520

Keywords: expert systems, dynamics simulation, quality control, FEM modelling, MBS modelling, crash simulation, stress analysis, service life estimation

Start Date: 1 April 95 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The objectives of this project are to create software tools for effective design and construction of buses, and to develop a bus expert design system with a graphical interface. Work will include:

Progress and Results

At the beginning of the project, all partners learned to deal with the MBS software. In the next step, models of the bus chassis and of the passengers cab were set up as MBS and FEM structures. Comprehensive measurements regarding the static and dynamic analysis of the elastic parts and large motions of the chassis have been undertaken with a bus prototype - provided by IKARUS - at SKODA Research and AUTOKUT. INAS and AUTOKUT have already started with the evaluation process by comparing experimental with computational results.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

Results will be used within partner organisations involved in bus design. They will also be presented and demonstrated at regional, national and international exhibitions.


Institute of Mechatronics
Technical University Chemnitz/Zwickau
Reichenhainer Strasse 88
D-09126 Chemnitz, D

EU Partners

Institute of Mechatronics at the Technical University Chemnitz, D

Non-EU Partners

Skoda Research Pilsen Ltd., CZ
Automotive Research and Development Company (AUTOKUT), HU
Institute for the Analysis of Systems (INAS), RO
Ikarus Special Coach Factory Ltd., HU


Dr. Klaus Hendel
Tel: +49 371 531 46 75
Fax: +49 371 531 46 69
E-mail: k.hendel@ifm.tu-chemnitz.de

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Bus-Expert-System - CP94-520, May 1997

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