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PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF COMPOSITE LEAF SPRING

Author(s):

Bhaumik A. Bhandari , SVMIT,Bharuch; Bhavesh C. Patel, SVMIT,Bharuch

Keywords:

Leaf spring; Composite; Epoxy; ANSYS 12.

Abstract

Weight reduction is the prime focus of automobile manufacturer. In automobile leaf spring is potential item for weight reduction which accounts for 10-25 % of unsprung weight. In present project work comparative analysis of c-glass/epoxy composite leaf spring and steel leaf spring is done by analytical, FEA using ANSYS 12. The result of FEA is also experimentally verified. The stresses induced in the C-glass/Epoxy composite leaf spring are 69% less than that of the steel spring nearly. This study leaves wide scope for future investigations. It can be extended to newer composites using other reinforcing phases and the resulting experimental findings can be similarly analyzed.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3569
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 1622-1628

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