A study on structural health of bicycle frame using Finite Element Analysis

Paper Topic :

Mechanical Design

Author Name :

Bharati A. Tayade, T.R.Deshmukh

Abstract :

Frame is very important part of bicycle as all the important accessories are mounted on the frame. The frame need to be very strong, stiff and light in weight, which is obtained by combining different materials and optimizing its shapes. The strength of frame construction is correct design of a frame because it is the most important part that ensures safe riding. This paper deals with the various design of bicycle frame. The modeling of bicycle frame is done in Computer Aided Design software CATIA and analysis of frame is done using the analysis software Ansys. This analysis is done by considering conditions like static start up, steady state paddling, vertical impact, horizontal impact, rear wheel braking etc. This paper gives us the stress, strain, factor of safety of particular bicycle frame.

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