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FME Transactions
2013, vol. 41, iss. 4, pp. 317-324
article language: English
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Optimization of shape and design parameters of the rigid clutch disc using FEM
Dept. of System Technology and Mechanical Design Methodology, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

e-mail: oday.abdullah@tu-harburg.de

Abstract

A friction clutch is an essential component in the process of power transmission. Due to this importance, it's necessary to investigate the stresses and vibration characteristics of the rigid clutch disc to avoid failure and obtain optimal weight and cost. This work presents the numerical solution of computing the stresses and deformations during the steady-state period, as well as the vibration characteristics of the rigid clutch disc. Furthermore, new models for rigid clutch disc have been suggested. The response of the new suggested models have been compared to the reference model. The numerical results show that the stresses and vibration characteristics of rigid clutch disc can be controlled by adjusting design parameters. They show as well that the suggested models improve the response of the friction clutch considerably. The ANSYS/WORKBENCH14 and SolidWorks 2012 have been used to perform the numerical calculation in this paper.

Keywords

rigid clutch disc; FEM; stresses and deformation; modal analysis

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