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On the Selection of a Composite Material for Two-Wheeler Foot Bracket Failure Prevention through Simulation and Mathematical Modeling

S. M. Sivagami1, A. Bovas Herbert Bejaxhin2,*, R. Gayathri1, T. Raja Vijay1, K. Punitharani3, P. Keerthi Vasan1, M. Meignanamoorthy4
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alagappa Chettiar Government College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu, 630003, India
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saveetha School of Engineering, SIMATS, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamilnadu, 602105, India
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, 641004, India
4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, 621112, India
* Corresponding Author: A. Bovas Herbert Bejaxhin. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Materials and Nanotechnology: New Challenges)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2022, 18(3), 521-536. https://doi.org/10.32604/fdmp.2022.018752

Received 15 August 2021; Accepted 01 November 2021; Issue published 22 February 2022

Abstract

A foot bracket is a metal panel bracket used to mount and support the footrest in two-wheeler systems. It holds the footrest in place while rigidly supporting it. In working conditions, this element has often been observed to fail when specific load-fluctuation conditions are established at its rear end. Appropriate materials therefore need to be identified to overcome such a recurring failure. To address these issues, the present study has been implemented with the specific objective to determine the response of selected Al6061-T6 and Al7075-T6 Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites (HMMC). The results, obtained using the ANSYS Software, show that the selected composites can withstand 636,962 N/m² of maximum stress and 8.88 × 10−6 m of minimum displacement. These results are also compared with relevant mathematical models and it is concluded that the identified material combination provides the required improvement of structural stability that can withstand the load fluctuation on the foot bracket.

Keywords

Foot bracket; Al6061-T6 alloy; CREO; ANSYS; stress; displacement

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Sivagami, S. M., Bovas, A., Gayathri, R., Vijay, T. R., Punitharani, K. et al. (2022). On the Selection of a Composite Material for Two-Wheeler Foot Bracket Failure Prevention through Simulation and Mathematical Modeling. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 18(3), 521–536.



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