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A Finite Element Approach for Analysis of a Multi Leaf Spring using CAE Tools

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad, HR, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (2), Pages 92-96, February,2 (2012)

Abstract

This work is carried out on a multi leaf spring having nine leaves used by a commercial vehicle. The finite element modelling and analysis of a multi leaf spring has been carried out. It includes two full length leaves in which one is with eyed ends and seven graduated length leaves. The material of the leaf spring is SUP9.The FE model of the leaf spring has been generated in CATIA V5 R17 and imported in ANSYS-11 for finite element analysis, which are most popular CAE tools. The FE analysis of the leaf spring has been performed by discretization of the model in infinite nodes and elements and refining them under defined boundary condition. Bending stress and deflection are the target results. A comparison of both i.e. experimental and FEA results have been done to conclude.

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