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Design Optimization And High Cycle Fatigue Analysis And Of A Differential Case, Praveen Bulusu Surya Naga Jan 2018

Design Optimization And High Cycle Fatigue Analysis And Of A Differential Case, Praveen Bulusu Surya Naga

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) is a consortium with several industries, universities and research institutes. It is operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII). One of their projects, melt 5a, is to develop high silicon ductile iron (DI) alloys with improved mechanical properties and thin walled DI castings. These alloys have high strength to weight ratio compared to that of standard ductile iron (7003). Using these alloys, components can be re-designed that are much lighter which results in improved fuel efficiency, and reduced manufacturing costs and emissions. I

In this project, a differential case is being re-designed ...


Minimizing Run Time Of Finite Element Analyses: Applications In Conformable Cng Tank Modeling, Paul M. Roehm Jan 2017

Minimizing Run Time Of Finite Element Analyses: Applications In Conformable Cng Tank Modeling, Paul M. Roehm

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

REL Inc. has proposed a CNG tank that deviates from typical cylindrical storage methods. The goal of REL working with Michigan Tech is to minimize mass and meet NGV2 safety standards for pressure and drop testing for this tank.

The model has undulated outer surfaces and Schwarz P-surface internal geometry. To accurately mesh this, a small element size is necessary; this creates a model with millions of elements. In explicit analyses, this requires a large amount of computational resources to run.

This report focuses on methods to reduce model run time without reducing accuracy. Methods covered include creating symmetric building ...


Fea Analysis And Optimization Of Differential Housing For Fatigue Stresses And Fatigue Test Design To Study Skin Effect In Ductile Iron, Swapnil A. Pandey Jan 2017

Fea Analysis And Optimization Of Differential Housing For Fatigue Stresses And Fatigue Test Design To Study Skin Effect In Ductile Iron, Swapnil A. Pandey

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

Automotive emission standards are getting more stringent day by day and governments worldwide are moving to reduce emissions from automobiles. In this scenario reducing the weight of automobile components becomes an important design objective to reduce emissions. A 10% reduction of weight in the complete automobile leads to 6-8 percent improvement in mileage (Mhapankar 2015). Also, powertrain components make up for approximately 27% of the total automobile weight and thus optimizing the design of components in the powertrain is an important task (Mhapankar 2015). Statistics show that 26% of component failures in automobiles are part of powertrain and 21% of ...