Received: 08th April 2024 Revised: 17th May 2024, 21st May 2024, 23rd May 2024 Accepted: 01st May 2024


  • Babs, V. Omidiji PhD (Associate Professor), Mechanical Engineering Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • Ayodele, A. Daniyan PhD (Assistant Professor), Materials Science and Engineering Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • Hakeem, A. Owolabi, PhD (Associate Professor) Mechanical Engineering Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • Kunle, M. Oluwasegun PhD (Research Associate) Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Daniel, Egbebunmi M.Sc. (Graduate Student) Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Licoln, 900N. 16th St, Lincorn, NE, 68588, USA
  • Olusegun, E. Fabunmi M.Sc. (Graduate Student) Mechanical Engineering Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria



Electric Vehicle, Chassis, Solidworks


This study presents a comprehensive investigation into the design and structural analysis of lightweight chassis for electric vehicles. A chassis needs to be able to withstand twist, shock, vibration, and other stresses caused by acceleration, braking, road condition, and shock initiated by other parts of a vehicle. It should carry a maximum load under all operating conditions. Two materials, 304L steel, and Ti-6AL-4V alloy were evaluated, with parameters such as total deformation, equivalent stress, and equivalent elastic strain under consideration. The outcome of the Finite Element Analysis revealed that Ti-6AL-4V can withstand higher stresses than 304L Steel. By investigating the static behaviors of the chassis under static loading due to weight and overload conditions, Ti-6AL-4V was chosen as a suitable replacement for a 304L Steel chassis.


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How to Cite

Babs, V. Omidiji, Ayodele, A. Daniyan, Hakeem, A. Owolabi, Kunle, M. Oluwasegun, Daniel, Egbebunmi, & Olusegun, E. Fabunmi. (2024). STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF A LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHASSIS: Received: 08th April 2024 Revised: 17th May 2024, 21st May 2024, 23rd May 2024 Accepted: 01st May 2024. MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology, 10, 139–154.