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Finite Element Analysis of Universal Joint and Propeller Shaft Assembly

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Author(s): Naik Shashank Giridhar | Sneh Hetawal | Baskar P

Journal: International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology
ISSN 2231-5381

Volume: 5;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 226;
Date: 2013;
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ABSTRACT
The power transmission system is the system which causes movement of vehicles by transferring the torque produced by the engines to the wheels after some modifications. The transfer and modification system of vehicles is called as power transmission system. The power transmission system of vehicles consists of several components which encounter unfortunate failures. These failures may be attributed to material faults, material processing faults, manufacturing and design faults, etc. Maintenance faults and user originated faults may alsoresponsible. Propeller shaft and the universal joints form the important links that help in transmitting power from the engineto the wheels. In this study, analysis is being performed on theuniversal joint yoke and the propeller shaft. In the universaljoint yoke, certain modifications are made in the existinggeometry and analysed for the identical loading and boundaryconditions as in the reference paper from which the problem has been taken. In case of propeller shaft a comparative study has been made between two shafts differing in their material, keeping in view the possible weight reduction that can be obtained without affecting the functionality of the shaft. Both the components are analysed in ANSYS and the results are compared.
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