Akyapak
Akyapak

Do you want to advertise here? Contact us

LMW
LMW

Do you want to advertise here? Contact us

OEM Update
.

Auto OEM reduces front axle weight by 40% with ANSYS

August 18, 2011 12:41 pm

The rapid developments in numerical simulation techniques, faster computing ability, and greater memory capacity, are allowing engineers to create and test industrial equipment in virtual environments. Through finite element analysis (FEA), these sophisticated simulations provide valuable information for designing and developing new products, as well as perfecting existing ones.
Manufacturers have found this method eminently useful, as it helps them to achieve better productivity at a lower cost per unit, and develop engineering components that are easy to manufacture, and which make the most economic use of their materials.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) of Mumbai is at the forefront of FEA. Dr. Dilip K Mahanty, group leader of the design & analysis centre of TCS Engineering Services Group, and an expert in FEA, has used this method to perform numerous design evaluations and modifications on components for everything from household appliances to locomotives. In order to attain the utmost accuracy,
Dr. Mahanty always uses ANSYS, a leader in finite element analysis software. International Auto Limited (IAL), one of the foremost automotive component and aggregate systems manufacturers in India, supplies sheet metal stampings and precision machine parts to various original equipment manufacturers throughout the country.
ChallengeIAL’s objective was to find a way to reduce the weight of the front axle of a commercial tractor.
Since the tractor had never been known to fail in the field, the design of its front axle was to be used as the basis for the axle of the new vehicle. As the front axle undergoes the heaviest load conditions of the tractor, it would take some intense testing and pinpoint modifications to equal the success of the existing axle, while making it lighter.
S S Udgata, research & development manager for International Auto, Ltd., called Dr. Mahanty to collaborate with his team in the evaluation and modification of the design for the new tractor.
Solution Dr. Mahanty turned to ANSYS to solve the problem. The team members devised a series of 13 gruelling certification tests, including seven major cases, and six sub-cases, through which they would put a geometric model of the front axle of the tractor, and use FEA/ANSYS to evaluate it under different load conditions.
They built the model in Unigraphics, a CAD package, and then transferred it to ANSYS. Using HP Workstation C3000, each iteration took about 30 minutes to solve the finite element model for the given load and boundary conditions. ANSYS Mechanical software was used for pre-/post-processing and solving. First, they performed the Drop Test, wherein a 35/55-hp tractor was run on a hard course.

Advertising

OEM Android App

Your future advertising space? Our media data

Cookie Consent

We use cookies to personalize your experience. By continuing to visit this website you agree to our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Tags:
TruCut Precision Tools Pvt Ltd
TruCut Precision Tools Pvt Ltd

Do you want to advertise here? Contact us

Paid Webinar
Paid Webinar

Do you want to advertise here? Contact us

OEM Update QR Code
OEM Update QR Code

Events

amtex
amtex
Fastener Fair India
Fastener Fair India
Himtex 2024
Himtex 2024
Oil & Gas Digital Transformation Africa 2024
Oil & Gas Digital Transformation Africa 2024
Mototech24 Pune
Mototech24 Pune
Pharma India Expo
Pharma India Expo
World of Photonics India
World of Photonics India
IFFE Expo
IFFE Expo
India Essen Welding and Cutting Expo
India Essen Welding and Cutting Expo
Logimat India
Logimat India

eMagazine June 2024

eMagazine June 2024
eMagazine June 2024

Do you want to advertise here? Contact us

Our Sponsors

Bluestar
Bluestar
ELGI-banner
ELGI-banner
DIRAK
DIRAK
B&R Automation
BR Automation
Pragati Gears
Pragati Gears
Pilz India
Pilz India
Carl Zeiss India
Carl Zeiss India
STMCNC
STMPC
Nord
Nord
Fuji Electric India
Fuji Electric India
Maco-c
Maco-c
Andreas
Andreas
TEAL
TEAL
Vulcan Rubber
Vulcan Rubber
Fronius
Fronius
SCHMALZ
SCHMALZ
Sigma-Weild
Sigma-Weild
Inovance Technology
Inovance Technology
Mallcom
Mallcom
Caliber Valves
Caliber Valves
Delta Electric
Delta Electric
Jayashree Electrodevices
Jayashree Electrodevices
Kumbhojkar plastic moulders
Kumbhojkar plastic moulders
Libratherm instruments
Libratherm instruments
MACHbow Enterprise
MACHbow Enterprise
Igus India Pvt Ltd
Igus India Pvt Ltd
Rtex electronics
Rtex electronics
Vega India Level Ltd
Vega India Level Ltd
Sunlub Technologies
Sunlub Technologies
Thakoor Maschinen
Thakoor Maschinen
Timken India
Timken India
UNP Polyvalves India Pvt Ltd
UNP Polyvalves India Pvt Ltd
Wago Pvt Ltd
Wago Pvt Ltd
Dosatron
Dosatron
Super Slides
Super Slides
Mecc alte
Mecc alte
IMTMA- IMTEX 24
IMTMA- IMTEX 24
Ziehl Abegg
Ziehl Abegg
ACE Micromatic Group
ACE Micromatic Group
Fuel Instruments  Engineers
Fuel Instruments  Engineers
Hosabettu Heavy Machinery LLP
Hosabettu Heavy Machinery LLP
BLASTLINE INDIA
BLASTLINE INDIA
Chicago Pneumatic Tools
Chicago Pneumatic Tools
MMC Hardmetal Pvt Ltd
MMC Hardmetal Pvt Ltd
Yaskawa India
Yaskawa India
Mennekes
Mennekes
TruCut
TruCut
MARPOSS
MARPOSS
kta
kta
Jungheinrich
Jungheinrich