Design & Development of Metal Matrix Based Mounting
bracket for Commercial vehicle application 2020-28-0463
Automakers are being subjected to increasingly strict fuel economy requirements which led OEMs to focus more on Light weighting and Energy efficiency areas. Considering the aforesaid challenges, efforts has been taken in Light weighting of Mounting bracket for Engine application.
This paper deals with conversion of Engine accessory bracket from Aluminium material to Metal Matrix composite (MMC). In Design phase, existing bracket has been studied for its structural requirements and further Bracket is designed to meet MMC process requirement and CAE carried out for topology optimization and Structural integrity. In Validation phase, Component is Validated at Test bed and Vehicle level for its reliability and durability. Finally observations and results were compared for Existing design and Proposed design and further optimization proposed.