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Design and Optimization of Mono Composite Leaf Spring: A Review

Manish Parwani, Vaibhav Jain

Abstract


Leaf spring is generally used for suspension system in various automobile industries. Due to its heavy weight, it increases the weight of automobile vehicles. Because of this problem, the automobile industry has shown interest in the replacement of conventional leaf spring with composite leaf spring causing high strength to weight ratio, higher stiffness, and high impact energy absorption and lesser stresses. The introduction of composite materials has made it possible to reduce the load carrying capacity and stiffness. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to present a general study on the performance comparison of composite leaf spring and conventional leaf spring. The analysis process is done by finite element method using ANSYS software. The main objective of this work is to reduce the weight of the leaf spring without losing its load bearing capacity and durability, using design modification method and finite element method.

Cite this ArticleManish Parwani, Vaibhav Jain. Design and Optimization of Mono Composite Leaf Spring: A Review. Journal of Automobile Engineering and Applications. 2017; 4(1): 25–28p.


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