Finite Element Analysis of Electric Bike Rims Coupled with Hub MotorErinç Uludamar1*, Şafak Yıldızhan1, Erdi Tosun1 and Kadir Aydın2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Uludamar E
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ãukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey
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Received date: March 17, 2016; Accepted date: May 25, 2016; Published date: May 30, 2016
Citation: Uludamar E, Yildizhan S, Tosun E, Aydin K (2016) Finite Element Analysis of Electric Bike Rims Coupled with Hub Motor. Adv Automob Eng 5:142. doi:10.4172/2167-7670.1000142
Copyright: © 2016 Uludamar E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In this study, static and fatigue analysis of three different electrical bikes’ rim which are coupled with electrical hub motor was investigated. Loading conditions were applied on rim in order to simulate driving forces that exert on road conditions. Analysis results of three rims were compared with each other. According to results, sharp edges increase von-Mises stresses and decrease fatigue safety factor due to stress concentration on the corners. Also, it was observed that contact area of spokes to flange affects the total deformation and von-Mises stress distribution. Three dimensional models of the rims were designed with the aid of CATIA V5 and their computational analyses were carried out with ANSYS WORKBENCH software program.