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Dynamic Characteristics of a Hybrid Composite Drive Shaft for Automotive Application

Ibrahim, Mohd Madzhir (2011) Dynamic Characteristics of a Hybrid Composite Drive Shaft for Automotive Application. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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Composite material is a breakthrough in engineering especially in automotive application. Automotive parts which being produced by this material always performs better compare to conventional material. D.G. Lee et al. (2004) states that, drive shaft being produced by composite material offers up to 75% of weight reduction which will contribute to fuel efficiency, 160% increase in torque capability, and higher natural frequency which is about 9390 rpm for wider safety margin. The main constraint for using composite is the higher price of material especially the fiber. The main idea for this study is to replace the carbon fiber with much cheaper material, palm oil fiber. This new composite will later on being put into test using machine fault simulator at four different speeds and its dynamic characteristic will be recorded. The data obtained will be analyzed using skewness, kurtosis, peak to peak, crest factor and root mean square (RMS). From experimental results, we can see that lower RMS value is obtained for composite drive shaft compare to steel drive shaft with same diameter. Thus, it shows that the composite material is a suitable candidate to substitute the usage of steel as material for drive shaft for automotive application in term of vibration study.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Materials - Advanced engineering materials - Processings and applications of composites material
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 16:47
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:41
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/7306

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