• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: Special Issue 1, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Numerical Investigation of Mono Leaf Spring Using E- Glass Epoxy, Carbon Epoxy and Kelvar Epoxy Materials for Automotive Performance


Objectives: This paper focus on mono composite E-Glass, Carbon and Kelvar Epoxy materials leaf springs finite element simulation results for variational fiber orientation as well as for variational plies thickness condition. Methods/ Statistical analysis: FE simulation results have been performed here for different thickness of leaf spring with considering [0-45-(-45)-90-0], [0-45-(-45)-0], [0-0-45-(-45)-0] and [0-45-90] layup for all composite materials of mono leaf. The main point of view is for stress reduction with relative weight saving. Findings: For all composite models of mono leaf spring considering E-Glass, Carbon and Kelvar Epoxy Composite materials, similar conditions or constraints and meshing parameter were considered for design and comparative simulation. Linear static analysis simulation results were predicted using ANSYS15.0 Software. Application/Improvements: A comparative finite element simulation approach for stress reduction and increased stiffness virtual test case helpful to designer about E-Glass, Carbon and Kelvar Epoxy Composites leaf springs with varying thickness and layup study.
Keywords: Carbon Epoxy, Glass Epoxy, Kelvar Epoxy, Leaf Spring, Simulation


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