Reverse engineering and finite element analysis of a 3-wheeler automotive structure

Chintala, G.V., Gudimetla, P., Thiyahuddin, I., & Izzat, M. (2010) Reverse engineering and finite element analysis of a 3-wheeler automotive structure. In Satyanarayana, Beela & Ramji, Koona (Eds.) Proceedings of the Third International and Twenty-fourth All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference - Global Trends and Challenges in Design and Manufacturing, AUCE (A), Visakhapatnam, India, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.

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Auto rickshaws (3-wheelers) are the most sought after transport among the urban and rural poor in India. The assembly of the vehicle involves assemblies of several major components. The L-angle is the component that connects the front panel with the vehicle floor. Current L-angle part has been observed to experience permanent deformation failure over period of time. This paper studies the effect of the addition of stiffeners on the L-angle to increase the strength of the component. A physical model of the L-angle was reversed engineered and modelled in CAD before static loading analysis were carried out on the model using finite element analysis. The modified L-angle fitted with stiffeners was shown to be able to withstand more load compare to previous design.

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ID Code: 40375
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Reverse Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, L-angle, 3-wheeler
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation (091307)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010, AUCE (A), Visakhapatnam, India
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