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Finite Element Analysis of IC Engine Connecting Rod by Ansys

R A Savanoor1 , Abhishek Patil2, Rakesh Patil3, and Amit Rodagi2
1.Mechanical Engineering Bldea’s PGH College, Bijapur
2.Department of Machine Design, Bldea’s PGH College, Bijapur
3.Department of Machine Design, AIT, Banglore, India

Abstract—Connecting rod is the intermediate link between the piston and the crank. And is responsible to transmit the push and pull from the piston pin to crank pin, thus converting the reciprocating motion of the piston to rotary motion of the crank. Generally connecting rods are manufactured using carbon steel and in recent days aluminum alloys are finding its application in connecting rod. In this work we are comparing the von mises stress and total deformation of 2 different aluminium alloys with the forged steel. FEA analysis was carried out by considering three materials. The parameters like von misses stress, and displacement were obtained from ANSYS software. Then Compared the aluminium alloys with the forged steel. Then Al5083 alloy found to have less weight. It resulted in reduction of 63.19% of weight

Index Terms—Connecting rod, Reciprocating motion, Von mises stress, ANSYS

Cite: R A Savanoor, Abhishek Patil, Rakesh Patil and Amit Rodagi, "Finite Element Analysis of IC Engine Connecting Rod by Ansys," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 510-516, July 2014.