Experimental and Computational Analysis of Propeller Shaft with Metal Matrix Composites

Authors(4) :-A. Gokul Karthik, R. Prakash, U. Mohamed Faizal, D. Tamilvendan

Automotive propeller shaft is a very important component of vehicle. It is used for power transmission from gear box to differential. Conventional steel propeller shafts are usually manufactured in two pieces to increase the fundamental bending natural frequency. But the two-piece steel driveshaft involves three universal joints, an intermediary thrust bearing and a supporting bracket in its assemblage, which increases the total weight of the vehicle. The overall objective of this work is to design and analyze a composite drive shaft for power transmission. Substituting composite structures for conventional metallic structures has many advantages because of higher specific stiffness and strength of composite materials. This work deals with the design of propeller shaft for “3 TONNE CAPACITY VEHICLE” considering the torque capacity, shear stress & critical rpm requirement. In this work Kevlar/Epoxy and aluminum reinforcement is used as composite material for replacement of conventional two-piece steel propeller shafts. The design parameters were optimized with the objective of minimizing the weight of composite drive shaft.

Authors and Affiliations

A. Gokul Karthik
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
R. Prakash
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
U. Mohamed Faizal
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
D. Tamilvendan
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | May-June 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 422-429
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173399
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

A. Gokul Karthik, R. Prakash, U. Mohamed Faizal, D. Tamilvendan, " Experimental and Computational Analysis of Propeller Shaft with Metal Matrix Composites, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.422-429, May-June-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET173399

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