Volume 10 Issue 1 - March 2018

  • 1. Modal analysis for the design of glass/epoxy hollow shaft for misalignments

    Authors : Silambarasan M, Vinothraj.u.t

    Pages : 166-171

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.101.29

    Keywords : Epoxy, glass shaft, model analyse software.

    Abstract :

    In the present work an attempt is made to evaluate the suitability of composite material such as E-Glass/Epoxy composite hollow shaft with grooves inclination for the purpose of automotive transmission applications. The glass/epoxy shaft was made flexible by introducing grooves. With this the torsional stiffness of the shaft reduces. The grooves inclined at 450 is first introduced in the shaft and checked for misalignments. This is followed by the introduction of perpendicular grooves. Then the misalignment is checked for varying groove angles. A one-piece composite drive shaft for automobile is designed and analyzed using ANSYS software respectively for E-Glass/ Epoxy with the objective of reducing axial misalignment which is subjected to the constraints such as torque transmission, torsional buckling strength capabilities with weight benefits. Finite element models of the drive shaft will be generated and analyzed using ANSYS version 11 commercial software. Cylindrical local coordinate dataset has been defined to align the material direction of the composite lay-up and to apply ends supports and loading.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Silambarasan M, Vinothraj.u.t, "Modal analysis for the design of glass/epoxy hollow shaft for misalignments", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=928&j_id=4398, Volume 10 Issue 1 - March 2018, 166-171, #ijltetorg