Size Optimization of Composite Leaf Spring for Light Commercial Vehicle

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2017 by IJETT Journal
Volume-51 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Kiran. K. Jadhao, Rajendra. S. Dalu
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V51P202


Kiran. K. Jadhao, Rajendra. S. Dalu "Size Optimization of Composite Leaf Spring for Light Commercial Vehicle", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V51(1),12-15 September 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Due to rise in competition and prices of fuels, automotive industries has shown increased interest in reducing the weight of vehicles. Replacement of traditional materials with new and light weight materials is gaining importance. The aim of this research paper is to design, analyse and optimize composite mono leaf spring. A spring with constant cross section area was designed using C++ language. The composite leaf spring with constant width and varied thickness was analysed for static analysis and finally optimum size which satisfied condition of stress and deflection using FEA. It is observed that composite leaf spring with 24 mm was found optimized design compared to other thicknesses.

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Static analysis, FEA, Design Optimization, E-glass fiber/epoxy.