Structural Analysis of Front axle beam of a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV)
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2014 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2014|
|Authors : Siddarth Dey , P.R.V.V.V Sri Rama Chandra Murthy. D , P.Baskar
Siddarth Dey , P.R.V.V.V Sri Rama Chandra Murthy. D , P.Baskar . "Structural Analysis of Front axle beam of a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV)", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V11(5),208-213 May 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
There has been exhaustive efforts to develop the front axle design by studying the noise and vibration analysis at static and dynamic loading conditions. The model selected is that of a light commercial vehicle (LCV) which has a gross vehicle load of around 5-10 tons. The front basically is of drop forged steel type depending upon the extent of total load the LCV experiences. The collapse of LCV axle (front) while dynamic and static loading conditions is of huge apprehension to both goods and human lives, hence it becomes essential to scrutinize the structural integrity of the axle to endure characteristic such loading which can build up stresses in the same being consequential to fracture and finally failure. Stressed regions due to vehicle static load, braking torque, and during turning is established and the front axle beam is investigated to find out its factor of safety and maximum deformation under the mentioned conditions. The present work aims to determine the load capacity of the front rigid axle of a LCV and determine its behaviour at static and dynamic conditions. This paper analysis the static, transient and modal analysis of the front axle beam. The geometry of axle is created in Pro-E WildFire5.0 software which is imported to ANSYS14.5. A fine congregate finite element model (meshed) is generated using the software to assess the strength and capability of the product to survive against all forces and vibrations.
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Front Axle, static, modal, dynamic analysis