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Design & Analysis of Mono Composite Leaf Spring

Author(s):

Siddesha. S , Arba Minch University; Srinivas Y. V., Arba Minch University; Atkilt Mulu, Arba Minch University

Keywords:

Ansys14.5, GFRC

Abstract

Weight reduction is now the main issue in automobile industries. Weight reduction can be achieved primarily by the introduction of better material, design optimization and better manufacturing processes. The introduction of FRP material has made it possible to reduce the weight of spring without any reduction on load carrying capacity. The automobile industry has shown increased interest in the replacement of steel spring with fiberglass composite leaf spring due to high strength to weight ratio. Therefore, the aim of this project is to present a low cost fabrication of complete mono composite leaf spring. The achievement of weight reduction with adequate improvement of mechanical properties has made composite a very good replacement material for conventional steel. Selection of material is based on cost and strength of material. The composite materials have more elastic strain energy storage capacity and high strength to weight ratio as compared with those of steel, so multi-leaf steel springs are being replaced by mono-leaf composite springs. This project gives the brief look on the suitability of composite leaf spring on vehicles and their advantages. The objective of this work is to present a general study on the Design and Analysis of composite (Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite-GFRC) leaf spring. Static analysis is performed out in FEA based software Ansys14.5 with design constrains as Stress, Deflection with varying thickness.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I40728
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2018
Page(s): 1249-1251

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