Static and dynamic analysis of plastic fuel tanks used in buses

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In today's world the conventional metal fuel tanks used in buses are being replaced with plastic fuel tanks. In this paper, a part of the project which aims to develop a computer aided methodology for developing/designing of the plastic fuel tanks based on static and dynamic analysis is presented. Coupon tests are conducted to acquire the mechanical properties of the plastic material. In the static analysis, equivalent static loads are applied to the fuel tanks. In the dynamic analysis, the time varying loading and the inertia of the fluid and fuel tanks are taken into account using modal transient analysis.

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Ustaoʇlu, H. B., Ayhün, S., Simitçioʇlu, G., Süsler, S., Akay, E., Doʇan, V. Z., … Atamer, S. (2015). Static and dynamic analysis of plastic fuel tanks used in buses. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 101, pp. 509–517). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.02.061

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