Endurance Testing and FE Analysis of Four Wheeler Automobile Stabilizer Bar 2009-26-0066
Durability of automobile stabiliser bar is assessed in the present study. Finite element analysis of the stabiliser bar is performed based on the experimental observations. Fatigue analysis is performed under cyclic loading. Fatigue analysis is performed for maximum cyclic loading conditions. Improvement is the fatigue life of stabilizer bar is analysed by shot peening. Special purpose machine is used to simulate the fatigue life of stabilizer bar. Commercial software ABAQUS is used for numerical simulation. Computational fatigue simulation software, fe-safe is used for the fatigue analysis to predict the fatigue life (number of cycles for crack initiation) and crack site location. Predicted results were compared with that of the physical test results for validation.