Design and Analysis of Hybrid Metal Matrix Composite Connecting Rod via Stir/Squeeze Casting Route 2019-28-0113
The connecting rod was manufactured by forging process for enhancing high tensile and compressive load so that it was followed by the machining process and suite the IC engine as a part of the component. The main intern of our proposed work is to manufacture a two set of composites specimen of A356 alloy with reinforcement of 5 wt.% silicon carbide and 10 wt.% flyash processed through two different techniques like stir casting and stir cum squeeze casting route and obtain better mechanical properties. Further, the same properties were taken for modeling and analysing of the developed connecting rod model. Due to the commercial demand, the hybrid composite materials take a vigorous role in the analysis part of the connecting rod model. The FEA analysis is done on the connecting rod for a180cc engine by using Ansys 18.1. The static analysis is done by considering four different cases by altering material library property. The output parameter such as total deformation, Von Mises stress, and maximum equivalent elastic strain are taken in each condition. The analysed results show that the material property of aluminium alloy A356 reinforced with 5% SiC and 10% flyash was cast under stir cum squeeze casting condition opt better results when compared with conventional stir casted connecting rod model and also the specimen of A356 alloy with reinforcement of 5 wt.% silicon carbide and 10 wt.% flyash under stir cum squeeze casting will have better material property.A356 reinforced with 5% SiC and 10% flyash will have better results and higher material property when compared with previous similar researchers. So this composites and process were recommended for manufacturing of connecting rod for automobile applications.
Citation: Ranganathan, S., Kuppuraj, S., Soundarrajan, K., and Perumal, A., "Design and Analysis of Hybrid Metal Matrix Composite Connecting Rod via Stir/Squeeze Casting Route," SAE Technical Paper 2019-28-0113, 2019, https://doi.org/10.4271/2019-28-0113. Download Citation