Shape And Material Optimization Of A Two Wheeler Front Suspension Frame For Pipe Type And Rectangular Cross SectionsJournal: International Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering Research (IJETER) (Vol.4, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2016-07-20
Authors : T. Kondaiah; D.Pavan Kumar;
Page : 41-49
Keywords : Analysis; ANSYS; Meshing; Modeling;
The front suspension frame of a motor vehicle supports all the drive assemblies, i.e. the engine, gearbox and axles. In addition the suspension and steering systems and the shock absorbers are attached to it. The appropriate body is fixed to the chassis. It is essential that the frame should not buckle on uneven road surfaces and that any distortions which may occur should not be transmitted to the body. The frame must therefore be torsion−resistant. The frame of a motor vehicle is the load bearing part of the chassis which supports all forces (wheel forces) and weights. It should be as rigid as possible. The main aim of the project is to model a frame of a two wheeler using 3D modeling software Pro/Engineer. Two models of suspension frames are designed for pipe type and rectangular cross sections. Calculations are done to determine the displacement and stress by applying pressure. To validate the strength of two models, Structural analysis is done by applying the wheels pressure. Analysis is done for frame using two materials steel and carbon epoxy to verify the best material for frame. Modal analysis is also done to determine natural frequencies of suspension frame. Comparison is done by two FEA analysis, and also we can validate the better cross section and material for suspension frame.
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