Finite Element Simulation for Electric-Car Chassis Development from Scratch

Alief Wikarta*, Rizaldy Hakim Ash Shiddieqy, K. Khosmin, Indra Sidharta

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Indonesian engineers need to design and build their electric car chassis from scratch. These cars need to possess high torsional stiffness and maximum Von Mises Stress value. Therefore, this determines the value of Torsional Stiffness and Von Mises Stress from an electric car scratch chassis using Finite element simulation. A twist load was placed in front, with back support used to determine the torsional stiffness. The stress was analyzed using three types of loading, namely; vertical, lateral, and braking. Meanwhile, the JIS G 3141 galvanized plate with a thickness of 1 mm and 1.2 mm from Indonesia's marketplace was the chassis material used. The simulation results showed that the maximum Von Mises Stress value with a thickness of 1.2 mm produces safe strength, with a torsional stiffness of 11735 Nm/deg. In conclusion, the rigidity and strength of the chassis with a plate thickness of 1.2 mm is in a proper category. Furthermore, this chassis can be used for the development from scratch of an electric car.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-284
Number of pages6
JournalMathematical Modelling of Engineering Problems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • development from scratch
  • electric car chassis
  • finite element simulation
  • stress analysis
  • torsional stiffness


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