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Experimental Analysis of Connecting Rod Hero -CBZ using FEA Software

Author(s):

Dhiraj Rajendra Bhandare , Indo Emerson Engineering

Keywords:

FEA, Connecting Rod Hero - CBZ

Abstract

The connecting rod is intermediate member between the piston and the crankshaft. Connecting rods are widely used in variety of engine. The function of connecting rod is to transmit the thrust of the piston to the crank shaft, and as the result the reciprocating motion of the piston is translated into rotational motion of the crank shaft. It consists of a pin-end and crank-end. Pin end and crank end holes are machined to permit accurate fitting of bearings. Connecting rods are subjected to forces generated by mass and fuel combustion. These two forces results in axial load and bending stresses. A connecting rod must be capable of transmitting axial tension, axial compression, and bending stress caused by the thrust and pull of the piston and by centrifugal force. Finite element Modal (FEM) is a modern way for analysis the modeling geometry. Existing connecting rod is manufactured by using SCM 415. The present work describes analysis of connecting rod. Structural systems of Connecting rod easily analyzed using Finite Element techniques. So firstly a 2D drawing is drafted from the calculations and the dimensions of the selected connecting rod are found using vernier calipers, screw gauge etc. According to the dimensions of model of them connecting rod, Finite Element Model is developed using CAD SOFTWARE Creo then it is imported into design modeler of ANSYS to determine the von-misses stresses and strains for the given loading conditions. Finally the static analysis is done to determine the von Misses stress, elastic strain, total deformation in the present design of connecting rod for the given loading conditions using Finite Element Analysis Software ANSYS Workbench 13.0. These analytically obtained results are compares with experimental results.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I110012
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 11
Publication Date: 01/02/2017
Page(s): 12-15

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