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Finite Element Modeling, Analysis and Fatigue Life Prediction of Lower Suspension Arm

M. M., Rahman and M. M., Noor and K., Kadirgama and R. A., Bakar and M. R. M., Rejab (2009) Finite Element Modeling, Analysis and Fatigue Life Prediction of Lower Suspension Arm. In: Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology, 20-22 Jun 2009 , MS Garden Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. . (Unpublished)


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This paper explores the finite element modeling, analysis and fatigue life prediction of lower suspension arm using the strain-life approach. Aluminum alloys are selected as a suspension arm materials. The structural model of the suspension arm was utilizing the Solid works. The finite element model and analysis were performed utilizing the finite element analysis code. TET10 mesh and maximum principal stress were considered in the linear static stress analysis and the critical location was considered at node(6017). From the fatigue analysis, Smith-Watson-Topper mean stress correction was conservative method when subjected to SAETRN loading, while Coffin-Manson model is applicable when subjected to SAESUS and SAEBRKT loading. From the material optimization, 7075-T6 aluminum alloy is suitable material of the suspension arm.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Prof. Dr. Md Mustafizur Rahman (M. M. Rahman) Prof. Dato’ Dr. Rosli Abu Bakar (R. A. Bakar) Dr. Mohd Ruzaimi Mat Rejab (M. R. M. Rejab) Dr. Kumaran Kadirgama (K. Kadirgama) Muhamad Mat Noor (M. M. Noor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lower Suspension arm, finite element analysis, variable amplitude loading, strain-life method, Aluminum alloy.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Zairi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 02:56
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2018 06:56
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