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Structural Analysis and Design Optimization for Handle Bar Assembly of Motor-cycle


Chandrakant S. Khemkar , STES?s SKN Lonavala, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India; Prof. Ganesh A. Kadam, STES?s SKN Lonavala, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India


Handle Bar Assembly, Motorcycle Handlebar


Now a day’s technology is omnipresent in day to day life of growing industrial sector. Motorcycle handlebar refers to the steering mechanism for motorcycles. Handlebars often support part of the rider's weight, and provide a mounting place for controls such as brake, throttle, clutch, horn, light switch, and rear view mirrors. The two-wheeler and the four-wheeler industry are normally faced with challenges related to function and safety. The scope of this dissertation work falls in this area where the design and optimization of the Handlebar assembly needs to be reviewed for the sake of failure during use. For our case, the housing of the handle bar and assembly is met with failure near the accelerator end of the handle. A study is being initiated by identifying the source of this failure of the handle bar assembly addressing the same with modified or improved design features for reducing the incidence of failure. Whole handle bar assembly is more susceptible to the failures as it experience numerous forces such as bumps, braking, engine vibrations, rider force, road excitations etc. Finite Element Analysis would be deployed for the structural analysis using Radios or suitable solver. For this work, experimentation shall be performed for validating the performance parameter identified as `Buckling' of Handlebar. The load Vs displacement shall be recorded using load cells with data logger to display results. Variants shall be proposed for study and analysis.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I90132
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2015
Page(s): 167-171

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