Design and Analysis of E-Glass/Epoxy Composite Monoleaf Spring for Light Vehicle
|SushilB.Chopade1, Prof.K.M.Narkar2, Pratik K Satav3
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In today’s scenario, the main weightage of investigation is to reduce the weight of product while upholding its strength. To solve problem in this regard composite materials play an important role. In this paper decreasing the weight of light vehicle is considered. The foremost component of the suspension system of vehicle is leaf spring, it has substantial amount of weight, and it is necessary itwould have ample strength because it needs to resist vibrations and jolts during its working. The prominence of the paper is to reduce the overall weight of suspension system and improve load carrying capacity of the leaf spring by using the composite material. The design considerations for this study are stress and deflection. The work also gives focus on the application of FEA concept to compare two materials for leaf spring and propose the one having higher strength to weight ratio. Two materials used for comparison are; conventional steel and composite E-Glass/Epoxy. In the present work deflection and bending stresses induced in the two leaf springs are compared The solid modelling of leaf spring is done in CATIA V5 and analysed using ANSYS 14.5.