Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/11147/9173
Title: Developing polymer composite-based leaf spring systems for automotive industry
Authors: Öztoprak, Nahit
Güneş, Mehmet Deniz
Tanoğlu, Metin
Aktaş, Engin
Eğilmez, Oğuz Özgür
Şenocak, Çiler
Kulaç, Gediz
Keywords: composite leaf spring
finite element analysis (FEA)
glass fibers
hybrid composites
mechanical properties
resin transfer molding
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Walter De Gruyter Gmbh
Abstract: Composite-based mono-leaf spring systems were designed and manufactured to replace existing mono-leaf metal leaf spring in a light commercial vehicle. In this study, experimentally obtained mechanical properties of different fiber-reinforced polymer materials are presented first, followed by the description of the finite element analytical model created in Abaqus 6.12-1 (Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp., RI, US) using the obtained properties. The results from the finite element analysis are presented next and compared with actual size experimental tests conducted on manufactured prototypes. The results demonstrated that the reinforcement type and orientation dramatically influenced the spring rate. The prototypes showed significant weight reduction of about 80% with improved mechanical properties. The hybrid composite systems can be utilized for composite-based leaf springs with considerable mechanical performance.
Description: Aktas, Engin/0000-0002-5706-2101; Oztoprak, Nahit/0000-0003-1132-8768
WOS: 000449094200012
URI: https://doi.org/10.1515/secm-2016-0335
https://hdl.handle.net/11147/9173
ISSN: 2191-0359
0334-181X
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WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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