A Review: Finite Element Simulation of Automotive Drive Shaft Using Composite Materials
Pages : 245-248
Automotive Composite drive shafts offer the potential of lighter and longer life drive train with higher critical speed. This paper presents review on finite element analysis investigation of Composite drive shaft in static, modal and buckling analysis in respect to advantage of using composite materials in terms of weight and stress minimization, effects of fibers winding angle and layers stacking sequence on the critical speed, optimization into single piece drive and critical buckling torque. This review study help to students, academicians and researcher’s about current status of FE simulation work and help them to look forward with better and optimized simulation conditions to improve the performance of composite drive shaft.
Keywords: Composite materials, Drive shaft, Finite Element simulation