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Analysis of Propeller Shaft for Composite Materials

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Mechanical and Building Sciences, VIT University, Vellore, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 9-15, September,2 (2015)

Abstract

Fuel efficiency and weight of automobile are the two important parameters to be considered. The most suitable way to increase the efficiency of automobile without sacrificing the safety of passengers is by using composite materials. Most of the automobile industries are using composite materials for manufacturing components of an automobile to reduce the weight without compromising quality and reliability. The main objective of this paper is to reduce the weight of an automobile drive shaft assembly by using the composite materials such as Epoxy/E-glass and Epoxy carbon. Conventional Drive shaft has having less strength, less specific modulus and increased weight. Composite materials are having advantages like high strength, free corrosion resistance, high specific modulus, high impact energy and reduced weight. Pro-E wildfire 4.0 is used to model the drive shaft assembly and ANSYS 11.0 is the analysis package used to carry out analysis.

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