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Optimization and Fatigue Analysis of Steering Knuckle


Atul Yadav , K.J College of Engineering & Management Research, Pune, India; Abhijeet S Kabule, K.J College of Engineering & Management Research, Pune, India


Creo, Fatigue, Linear Static, Nastran, Steering Knuckle, Optimization


Light weight, low fuel consumption and high durability are the primary demands for any vehicle. The steering knuckle is a standout amongst the most vital parts of a vehicle. The aim of this research is scale down the mass of an existing steering knuckle component of a local car model, using Creo 2.0, and performing its shape optimization, using Hyperworks as pre and post processor and Nastran as a solver, in order to meet the required strength attributes at the cost of minimum weight. The Investigation has been successful in optimizing the steering knuckle satisfying the required attributes and achieving a weight reduction of 8.81% in comparison with its initial model. Fatigue analysis is performed on the model to investigation the load bearing behavior of steering knuckle under when in operation.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I80086
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 8
Publication Date: 01/11/2016
Page(s): 169-173

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