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Failure of drive shaft using finite element analysis

Mohd Zulhilmi, Md Yusof (2010) Failure of drive shaft using finite element analysis. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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This project presented about a failure of drive shaft in conventional passenger vehicles. Perodua Kancil front wheel drive shaft was chosen as the specimen of this analysis. This project deals with analysis on stress using finite element method. The solid model of the drive shaft need to be constructs using SOLIDWORK software. The type of material used in the drive shaft need to be known first before stress analysis can be performed using Patran-Nastran software. The known material will provide the information such as density, modulus of elasticity and tensile strength required for the software to perform the stress and failure analysis. Spectroscopic analysis is carried out using FOUNDRY-MASTER UV instrument. The load applied at the ends of the shaft that are lateral bending load of 1/4 of weight of the full car. Boundary conditions are applied at the bearing and geared location. The highest stress at and displacement was predicted occurred at the fillet cross section location. Stresses will concentrate in the smaller diameter portion due to change in shaft diameter as they pass from large to the small diameter. In any case, one must determine the cause of failure and predict the fatigue life to prevent future occurrence and to improve the performance of the device, component or structure.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universal joints -- Analysis, Automobiles -- Power trains, Power transmission
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Syed Mohd Faiz
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 07:50
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 07:52
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