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Num erical Investigation of M ono Leaf Spring Using E- Glass Epoxy, Carbon Epoxy and Kelvar Epoxy M aterials for Autom otive Perform ance

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  • Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s Institute of Technology, University of Pune, Pune - 411047, Maharashtra,, India
  • KJ College of Engineering and Management, University of Pune, Pune – 411048, Maharashtra,, India
  • Bhivarabai Sawant College of Engineering and Research, University of Pune, Pune – 411041, Maharashtra,, India

Abstract


Objectives: This paper focus on mono composite E-Glass, Carbon and Kelvar Epoxy materials leaf springs finite element simulation results for variational fiber orientation as well as for variational plies thickness condition. Methods/ Statistical analysis: FE simulation results have been performed here for different thickness of leaf spring with consider - ing [0-45-(-45)-90-0], [0-45-(-45)-0], [0-0-45-(-45)-0] and [0-45-90] layup for all composite materials of mono leaf. The main point of view is for stress reduction with relative weight saving. Findings: For all composite models of mono leaf spring considering E-Glass, Carbon and Kelvar Epoxy Composite materials, similar conditions or constraints and mesh- ing parameter were considered for design and comparative simulation. Linear static analysis simulation results were predicted using ANSYS15.0 Software. Application/Im provem ents: A comparative finite element simulation approach for stress reduction and increased stiffness virtual test case helpful to designer about E-Glass, Carbon and Kelvar Epoxy Composites leaf springs with varying thickness and layup study.

Keywords

Carbon Epoxy, Glass Epoxy, Kelvar Epoxy, Leaf Spring, Simulation

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