Browse Publications Technical Papers 2018-32-0034

Static Stress and Thermal Analysis of Connecting Rod using FE-Analysis 2018-32-0034

In series of automobile engine components, a connecting rod is used to convert linear motion of the piston to reciprocating motion of the crankshaft. In this paper, the static and thermal stress analysis of connecting rod made up of 42CrMo4 is conducted, using finite element method. After measuring the dimension of connecting rod, the model is developed in Solidworks software and imported to Solidworks Simulation software. Static stress analysis is done by fixing the crank end and load is applied at the piston end of connecting rod. Maximum stress point and section prone to failure is found out by this analysis. Also, the thermal analysis of the connecting rod is performed.The purpose of this study is to show the performance of connecting rod under different loading condition with considerable reduction in weight.


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