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Failure Analysis and Fatigue Life Improvement of Existing Steering Mechanism (Tie-rod) of Heavy Commercial Vehicles using FEA


Amol Shende , Department of MechanicalEngineering, Abha GaikwadPatil College of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur Maharashtra,India; Vivek Padole, Department of MechanicalEngineering, AbhaGaikwadPatil College of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur Maharashtra,India


Track Rods, Steering System, Tie Rod


The tie rods are mandatory components of vehicles steering system. According to its name a Tie rod ties vehicles steering rack to the steering arm. A failure may occur due to varying forces and undulation of vehicle during steering in tie rod. The forces on the steering are also considered during the static condition of car. The vibration and buckling of the tie rod may lead to structural failure if the resulting vibration and stresses are undesirable and excessive, So the research work is aimed to assess the vibration, buckling strength of the existing tie. The FE models of the tie rod also analyzed to get the stiffness and stress distributions in each component.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I70253
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2016
Page(s): 280-282

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