Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis FEA of Plastic Throttle Pedal
Nonlinear finite element analysis of plastic throttle pedal assembly involving extensive contact behavior between the pedal arm, body, and cover plate. These high-strength plastic parts were rigorously evaluated to optimize the design for extreme durability.
Modeling notes: material non-linearity was also included in the analysis strategy to better understand the elastic-plastic deformation response of the Nylon 66 throttle pedal.
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