EVALUATING FOS FOR REAR AXLE HOUSING USING HYBRID ALUMINIUM COMPOSITES
Guruprasad.B.S1, Arun.L.R2, Mohan.K3
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore, India1,2,3
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Rear axle housing supports parts rear axle assembly like rear axle shaft, differential gear assembly. It also acts as a tank for the rear end lubricants. Due to the increase in fuel cost and it is acceptable to produce a component with less weight and more life. Hence there is a urge for light weight and prolonged life of the automobile components. In order to achieve this hybrid aluminium composite (Reinforced with Al2O3 and Fly ash ). It is observed experimentally that the reinforced aluminium with Fly ash and Al2O3 enhances mechanical properties in comparison with monolithic metal. In present work with the use of finite element analysis factor of safety for rear axle housing is estimated for both hybrid composite and monolithic metal. In comparison with the results found for hybrid composite metal and monolithic metal, composite material analysis results were found to be better than the monolithic metal.