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International Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Abstract

The power driven three-wheeled road vehicles, typically used in Indian on a large scale, are important part of transportation system in major cities and also becoming increasingly popular in smaller towns. Some of these are designed for commercial use with little engineering consideration and are marked as product in great demand. The next two decades are likely to witness a sharp rise in the use of three-wheelers. The main compelling reasons for this are scarcity of energy resources and space. This paper analyses the static behavior of the body using Finite Element Modeling (FEM). The results obtained from FEM were studied and are compared with those of rigid body modeling. Conclusions were derived from the study and some suggestions are made to improve the performance of vehicle.

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