Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-32-0046
2004-09-27

Application of Fatigue Life Prediction Techniques for Optimising the Motorcycle Center Stand 2004-32-0046

Fatigue life prediction is the most promising technique for drastic reduction of durability evaluation time, which is a critical element in the product development cycle. By using this technique, it is possible to reduce development time and cost, identify failure modes early in the development cycle, and design the component for optimum life. This paper discusses the optimisation of an important two-wheeler component namely, the center stand, using fatigue life prediction techniques. Also, it aims at establishing correlation among various customer usage patterns, accelerated endurance tests, and fatigue life prediction results using both experimental data and finite element (FE) models.

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