Experimental Analysis Through Design Optimization for DFM and weight Reduction of Gear shifter Diff-Lock Fork of Transmission System of Commercial Vehicles

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Volume-60 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Mr. Nitesh Joshi , Dr. Suman Sharma
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V60P203


Mr. Nitesh Joshi , Dr. Suman Sharma "Experimental Analysis Through Design Optimization for DFM and weight Reduction of Gear shifter Diff-Lock Fork of Transmission System of Commercial Vehicles", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V60(1),28-32 June 2018. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

During the process of Milling for v cut Slot minor Cracks are generated in fork Surface, which during induction hardening process converts in to deep cracks and can only be detected during the non-destructive testing like MPI. This leads to higher rejection ratio and incur financial and material losses. The existing design of fork is heavy and not compact which leads to problems during assembly and leads to bending in rails. This necessitates a new design of fork is compact and light weight. The aim of this research is to determine the contribution of v cut slot in forks. The second design is modelled without v slot and analysed under the same boundary conditions. The experimental tests using driveline rig is also performed and on Road Vehicle Testing is verified with simulation results.

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V slot, Gear shifter fork, Structural Analysis, Driveline Rig Test