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Optimization and Cost Reduction by Finite Element Analysis of Connecting Rod Using Aluminum Composite

Journal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.3, No. 10)

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Page : 17-24

Keywords : ANSYS; Connecting Rod; Finite Element Analysis; Modeling; aluminum matrix composite; MMCs..;

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In an engine the connecting rod connects the piston to the crankshaft. Connecting rods may also convert rotating motion into reciprocating motion. Generally connecting rod are manufactured using C70 steel. This Paper mainly focuses to reduce weight and manufacturing cost of the connecting rod by replacing existing steel material Connecting rod to Aluminium composite material connecting rod. The connecting rod is investigated with composite material that comprises aluminum as matrix and with various suitable reinforcements in order to reduce its weight and increasing its strength. The objective of this project is to make 3d model of connecting rod using CATIA V5 software and apply static analysis though Ansys 12.1 software. After perform analysis on steel material connecting rod and Aluminum material connecting rod result of both connecting rod Analysis is compared. After that cost calculation is performed. That cost calculation shows that Composite material connecting rod has good strength to weight ratio as compared steel material connecting rod with reduction in unit cost of connecting rod.

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