Design and Analysis of Composite Leaf Spring – A Review

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Volume-9 Number-3                          
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Avinash Sharma , Ajeet Bergaley , Satbeer Singh Bhatia


Avinash Sharma , Ajeet Bergaley , Satbeer Singh Bhatia. "Design and Analysis of Composite Leaf Spring – A Review", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology(IJETT), V9(3),124-128 March 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


Overall Weight reduction of the vehicle is the main issue in automobile industries. Weight reduction can be achieved primarily by the introduction of better material, design optimization and better manufacturing processes. In this paper main focus is to review all such work in which the weight reduction of the vehicle was achieved by considering leaf spring. Many of authors suggested that weight reduction can be achieved by using composite material having suitable properties and capable of carrying such heavy load of the vehicle. Different methods for analysing and manufacturing for composite leaf spring are also discussed. It was shown that the weight reduction can be easily achieved but there are more aspects which should also be consider i.e. cost, new composite materials.


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leaf spring, composite material E-glass/Epoxy.