Investigation of Stress and Displacement Distribution in Advanced Steel Rims

Gonca DEDE, Şafak Yıldızhan, Korhan Okten, Ahmet Çalık, Erinç Uludamar, Mustafa Özcanlı
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Over the years, lightweight rim design has attracted attention. Light alloy materials have been used as rim material for various type of vehicle. The main objective of the study is obtaining a lightweight rim design by using advanced steel. The wheels are crucial parts of vehicle for human safety because of their function. Therefore, verification of the rim design is important in automotive engineering. In this study, finite element analysis method is used to verify the advanced steel design. In addition, the finite element modelling technique is also used to obtain a time- efficient result. The stress and deformation distribution of advanced steel rim design are compared with steel and aluminum alloy rim design. The influence of inflation pressure, vehicle weight and velocity are taken in consideration. The analysis results are presented as von-Mises stress and deformation distribution figures.


Automotive rim, Modelling, Stress analysis, Advanced steel

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