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Analysis and Comparison of Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Fiber and Alloy Steel Leaf Spring


Prasanna A. Gandole , PLITMS,Buldhana


Alloy Steel Leaf Spring, Congestion Control, Epoxy Fiber


Automotive Leaf spring is a very important component of vehicle. The overall objective of this work is to design and analyze a epoxy fiber Leaf spring for absorbing the fluctuating loads from the vehicle. Substituting epoxy fiber structures for conventional metallic structures has many advantages because of higher specific stiffness and strength of epoxy fiber materials. Epoxy fiber material for leaf spring is E-Glass/Epoxy. The design parameters are optimized with the objective of minimizing the weight of leaf spring. The design optimization showed significant potential improvement in the performance of leaf spring. An attempt has been to compare the deflection, stresses, and under subjected loads and to compare the load carrying capacity and weight saving of epoxy fiber leaf spring with that of steel leaf spring using FEA.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I120004
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2017
Page(s): 4-8

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