Optimization of Connecting Rod Parameters Using CAE Tools

In this paper, the authors optimize weight and reduce inertia forces on the existing connecting rod, which is obtained by changing such design variables in the existing connecting rod design. The model was developed in Pro/E wildfire 5.0 and then imported as parasolid (xt) form in ANSYS workbench. In this paper, finite element analysis of the single cylinder four stroke petrol engine connecting rod is considered as case study. The Von Mises stress, strain and total deformation determined for the same loading conditions and compared with the existing results.

Provided by: International Journal of Latest Trends in Engineering and Technology (IJLTET) Topic: Software Date Added: Sep 2012 Format: PDF

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