Analysis of the Superstructure of a Designed Bus in accordance with Regulations ECE R 66


Gazi University Journal of Science, vol.23, no.1, pp.71-79, 2010 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Gazi University Journal of Science
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-79
  • Keywords: Bus, Superstructure, Roll-over test, ECE R 66 Regulations, Finite element analysis
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Compliance with certain technical standards and requirements in designing and producing vehicles is necessary for vehicle manufacturers. Within this scope, Regulation ECE R 66 - Large Passenger Vehicles - The Strength of the Superstructures - was studied in this investigation regarding the "Motor Vehicles Type Approval Directive". A finite element model of the superstructure of a designed bus was created and analysed according to ECE R 66 requirements and the results were compared with the test results of a section of the bus superstructure.