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Recreation of service loads using strain gauges of speed shifting lever

  • S. H. GawandeEmail author
  • A. A. Keste
  • S. G. Savadatti
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Abstract

Every structure components on the vehicle undergo varying sizes of loads during the course of their estimated life. The conventional method of load application used in finite element analysis (FEA) considers either the factor of safety or often scale up/down the existing loading condition according to the modified design. This kind of assumptions makes the design either redundant or fragile. In this scenario, it is very much necessary for developing ‘optimal’ loading methodology in design. This paper suggests the methodology to determine the moderate FEA loads using experimental test strains. This methodology uses the experimental test strain data to determine FEA loads also. In turn, it eliminates the complicated instrumentation like accommodating the load cells and their calibration. This paper discusses the FEA load prediction on speed shifting lever.

Keywords

Finite element analysis Strain gauges Service loads Speed shifting lever 

Notes

Funding

This work is not supported fully or partially by any funding organization or agency.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Gawande
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. A. Keste
    • 1
  • S. G. Savadatti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, M. E. S. College of Engineering, PuneS. P. Pune UniversityPuneIndia

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