Volume 7 Issue 1 - May 2016

  • 1. Comparison of performance of various leaf spring material used in automotive industry.

    Authors : Amit Pradhan

    Pages : 221-226

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.71.031

    Keywords : Computer aided engineering (CAE), Finite element analysis, Composite materials, Parabolic leaf spring.

    Abstract :

    Among different types of springs commonly used in automotive industry leaf spring is one of the common types. These consist of narrow plates of different types and sizes. These are usually thick in middle and tapered outward at the end .these don't provide too much strength and suspension to the vehicles .drivers use these multiple leaf springs to tow heavier loads at the end of the vehicles. Which consist of various leaf springs of varying lengths in line at the top of each other. The shorter the leaf spring closer to the bottom it will be giving it the same semielliptical shape a single leaf spring gets from being thicker in the middle.The design dimensions of the existing convention leaf spring are taken. Same dimension of the conventional leaf spring are used to fabricate a leaf spring using the composite materials. The main objective of this paper is to compare the load carrying capacity, stiffness and weight saving of the composite leaf spring for which the Catia V5 software is used for modeling and analysis is performed using ANSYS.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Amit Pradhan, "Comparison of performance of various leaf spring material used in automotive industry.", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=901&j_id=3047, Volume 7 Issue 1 - May 2016, 221-226, #ijltetorg