Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 36, Pages: 1-9
G. Ragul1*, G. Kalivarathan2 , V. Jayakumar3 , Praveen Maruthur2 , Into Jacob2 and S. Naveen Kumar4
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Budge Budge Institute of Technology, Kolkata – 700137, West Bengal, India; [email protected]
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre, Thrissur – 680597, Kerala, India; [email protected]
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saveetha University, Chennai – 602105, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, St. Josephs Collegeof Engineering, Chennai – 600119, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
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Objectives: This paper reports an investigation that was carried out for modelling and structural analysis of cam shaft. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The modelling of cam shaft is carried out using the software solid works and the structural analysis of the model is carried out by using Ansys software. Initially, the model is designed with Solid works software and then it is converted into Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) file. Then it is systematically analyzed using the IGES model of cam shaft. Experimental results under static load containing the stresses and deflection are predicted cast iron material. Findings: Testing was carried out for unidirectional different materials like ductile cast iron, nodular iron and carbon epoxy. By considering these materials, it is noted that the ductile cast iron is a good material compared to the nodular iron because the breakage of nodular cast iron is higher than the ductile cast iron. Application\ Improvements: Ductile cast iron is considered for making the cam shaft in vehicles because the cost of material slightly higher than nodular iron. In the development of modelling and also analyse by software helps to better result in design.
Keywords: Cam Shafts, Carbon Epoxy, Ductile Cast Iron, Nodular Cast Iron, Solid Works and Ansys
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