To Increase the Stability Of A Tractor By Lowering Down the Centre Of Gravity

Mr. Prabhat Giri, Ashish Dewangan, Kunal Shahu
Volume 1: Issue 3, July 2014, pp 164-168


Author's Information
Mr. Prabhat Giri1 
Corresponding Author
11Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai, India.

Ashish Dewangan2
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai, India.

Kunal Shahu3
3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai, India.

Research Article -- Peer Reviewed
Published online – 30 July 2014

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Cite this article – Mr. Prabhat Giri, Ashish Dewangan, Kunal Shahu “To Increase the Stability Of A Tractor By Lowering Down the Centre Of Gravity”, International Journal of Analytical, Experimental and Finite Element Analysis, RAME Publishers, vol. 1, issue 3, pp. 164-168, July 2014.
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Abstract:-
The connecting rod (CR) is the main moving parts and an important component of engine. The connecting rod is the intermediate member between the piston and the Crankshaft. Its primary function is to transmit the push and pull from the piston pin to the crank pin, thus converting the reciprocating motion of the piston into rotary motion of the crank. The main objective of this study is to explore weight reduction opportunities for a production forged steel connecting rod. In this project, finite element analysis of single cylinder four stroke petrol engines is taken as a case study; Structural systems of connecting rod can be easily analyzed using Finite Element techniques. So firstly a proper Finite Element Model is developed using Cad software Pro/E. Then the Finite element analysis is done to determine the stresses in the existing connecting rod for the given loading conditions using Finite Element Analysis software. Based on the observations of the static FEA and the load analysis results, the load for the optimization study was selected. The results are also used to determine degree of stress multiaxiality, and the fatigue model to be used for analyzing the fatigue strength. Outputs include fatigue life, damage, and factor of safety..
Index Terms:-
Side rollover, Rear rollovers, Entanglements, Drawbar, Run overs
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