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Optimisation studies on inclined web wheel using finite elements

Jayaprakash, V. and Ng, Gheok Kuan (1998) Optimisation studies on inclined web wheel using finite elements. Jurnal Mekanikal, 1 (5). pp. 61-77. ISSN 0127-3396

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Abstract

The optimisation studies on wheels have generated much interest among the researchers in order to upgrade the wheel performance. Wheels find application as wheel in automobiles, trains, as pulleys, helical gears etc. Optimum shape of wheel is the fundamental objective of designers. Finite Element Method (FEM) is an appropriate technique suitable for computer implementation. This study is mainly concerned about the analysis of stress and deflection of the web of wheel under static loading conditions. Modification of geometric parameters such as web inclination, fillet radius and rim-volume reduce the stress distribution and deflection of wheel axial loading condition. The investigation reveals information on shape optimisation and the resulting stress reduction.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:wheel performance, finite element method (FEM)
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:8328
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:23 Apr 2009 07:27
Last Modified:02 Jun 2010 01:54

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