Browse Publications Technical Papers 2020-28-0380

The Effects of Vibration on Condenser Design Simulated Using FE Modeling and Validated Thru’ Vibration Endurance Test and Strain Measurement Test 2020-28-0380

Vibration has many undesirable and harmful effects on life and performance of mechanical equipment and other structures. The effects of vibration are due to dynamic interaction between vehicles and road, vibration transmitted from machinery to its supporting structures, thereby interfering with their performance, damage as well as malfunction and failure due to dynamic loading, fatigue failure and oscillation of transmission lines. In this paper the authors studied the condenser’s connector used in automotive application under dynamic load using numerical and experimental methods. The authors used finite element modeling technology using Altair Products for numerical modal analysis and verified the same with shaker testing. Authors also carried out the numerical stress analysis using same FEA software and compared the stress values with experimental stain gauge measurements. The authors found that the FEA method agreeing with experimental modal analysis within 10% accuracy. Based on the study they improved the condenser design. For references, authors are also studied and included sufficient number of references.


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