A Review on Comparative Analysis of Leaf Spring by Using Different Variable Materials
Reducing weight while increasing or maintaining strength of products is getting to be highly important research issue in this modern world. Composite materials are one of the material families which are attracting researchers and being solutions of such issue. In this paper we describe design and analysis of polymer composite leaf spring. The objective is to compare the stresses, deformations and weight saving of composite leaf spring with that of steel leaf spring. The Automobile Industry has great interest for replacement of steel leaf spring with that of composite leaf spring, since the composite materials has high strength to weight ratio and good corrosion resistance. The material selected was glass fibre reinforced polymer (E-glass/epoxy) and is used against conventional steel. The design parameters can be selected and analysed with the objective of minimizing weight of the composite leaf spring as compared to the steel leaf spring.
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