Pivot Hole Thickness Optimization and Material Design for Functional Requirement of Front Axle Support
The tractor front axle support should be designed to a factor of safety ranging from 5.5 to 6.5. Design optimization of the component was done to meet this functional requirement with pivot hole thickness as the variable. The optimum result gave a factor of safety of 6.2 with reasonable weight increase of 14.433Kg. The weight increase is useful for vehicular weight balance. Cast iron that possesses the required mechanical properties for front axle support was designed with CES Edupack.
Tractor, Front Axle, Factor of Safety, Optimization, Material Design
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