Fabrication and torsional strength evaluation of a glass fiber epoxy composite shaft

Jagadale, Vishal Satish; Padhi, Surya Narayan

Abstract

Drive shaft plays a significant role in automotive power transmission. The weight of the drive shaft should be optimum to get better outcome. The selection of drive shaft is done based on the designed torsional strength. It means that torsional strength should be same irrespective of the material. In this present work the effort has been taken to evaluate the torsional strength of composite material drive shaft keeping the dimensions unaltered. Here drive shaft is manufactured using wire wound method. The materials chosen are glass fiber and epoxy as a main constituent. The efforts show the possible replacement of exiting drive shaft with composite one keeping all design parameters as constants.


Keyword(s)

Classical lamination theory, Drive shaft, Hand layup, Mandrill manufacturing, Wire wound manufacturing


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