Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
Source : ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Volume 12, Issue 22, p.6488-6493 (2017)
Url : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321700134_Design_analysis_and_impact_behaviour_of_magnesium_alloys_Zk60A_of_low_pressure_die_casting_for_automotive_wheels_by_finite_element_method
Campus : Bengaluru
School : School of Engineering
Center : Automotive Center
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Year : 2017
Abstract : This paper presents the design, analysis and impact behaviour of magnesium alloy automotive wheels by finite element method. A new combination of alloy materials is attempted to improve the quality and service life of the wheel rim with less fatigue and reduced cost. Magnesium alloy (Zk60A) combination is selected for this work and wheel rim is designed using the Solidworks modelling software. The structural analysis of wheel rim is carried out using ANSYS software and the results are compared with that of the steel alloy. It is found that the Zk60A magnesium alloy results in lighter wheel and enjoys associated benefits like reduced stress, better mileage, improved service life, etc. With this encouraging result, the Zk60A magnesium alloy wheel will provide a better alternate to the existing materials.
Cite this Research Publication : Ragul G., Reddy C. V., Jayakumar V., Abhijit Roy, Abhishek Samanta, and Sreejith C., “Design, analysis and impact behaviour of magnesium alloys (Zk60A) of low pressure die casting for automotive wheels by finite element method”, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, vol. 12, no. 22, pp. 6488-6493, 2017.