Fatigue life evaluation of an Automobile front axle

Authors(2) :-Chirag G, Kishor S

An axle is a central shaft for rotating wheel or gear. It is the important part of the vehicle. The axle maybe fixed to the wheels, rotating with them or fixed to its surrounding, with the wheels rotating around the axle. Basically there are two types of axles, front and rear. Frontal axle is important and critical part of the vehicle as it carries steering load, impact load, engine load and most of the vehicle curb weigh (60%). Hence it is important to study the design and structural integrity of front axle and how it will impact on the engine life and driver. The present work is to focus on structural analysis of front axle using FEA approach blended with the classical approach for preliminary design considerations and loading conditions. The approach of the problem is divided into two parts, primarily the design considerations of fatigue load condition and preliminary design of frontal axle. Secondly, finite element analysis and simulation of frontal axle is carried out to verify the preliminary design considerations at essential stage using FEA software.

Authors and Affiliations

Chirag G
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Kishor S
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Front Axle, FEA, Static Analysis.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 8 | May-June 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-05-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 156-161
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1738240
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

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

Cite This Article :

Chirag G, Kishor S, " Fatigue life evaluation of an Automobile front axle, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp.156-161, May-June-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1738240

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