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Comparative Analysis of the Suspension System of Automobile using Different Materials on ANSYS- A Review

Author(s):

Rajeev Singh , VITS bhopal; Ranjeet Kumar, VITS bhopal; Dr. R.S. Sikarwar, VITS Bhopal

Keywords:

Carbon epoxy, E-glass Epoxy carbon, Carbon fiber, ANSYS 19.2, CATIA

Abstract

Suspension system plays an important role in any automobile. Suspension system counters the jerk & pits whenever we run the vehicle on the road. Suspension system for the cars and trucks is made up of leaf spring. In leaf spring we have 5-6 leaves of any metal normally cast iron placed one over other in order to counter the jerk during traction. Now since the Leaf spring is made up of cast iron, it consists of a lot of weight which affects the efficiency of traction adversely. Because of its weight it can carry several other factors which are significant in reducing the speed & efficiency of the vehicle. So, to counter this adverse effect a new kind of composite materials are being tried now a days so that the overall weight reduction may be achieved with ease. The variety of composite materials includes Carbon epoxy, E-glass Epoxy carbon, Carbon fibre etc. These materials are quite lighter in weight than the cast iron so we need to check them for other type of responses except weight. Hence, we need to compare the cast iron with these composite materials. For the comparison a cast iron leaf spring will be designed using mathematical formulae & then this design will be validated using ANSYS 19.2 workbench. After validating the mathematically calculated results with ANSYS 19.2 results we will go for composite material leaf springs & similar kind of analysis will be run on these materials too.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV8I10110
Published in: Volume : 8, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2020
Page(s): 1130-1135

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