LOAD ANALYSIS AND MATERIAL OPTIMIZATION OF CONNECTING ROD USING FEA METHODS

Internal combustion engines have at least one connecting rod to transmit the thrust of the piston to the crankshaft, and as the result the reciprocating motion of the piston is translated into rotational motion of the crankshaft. From the viewpoint of functionality, connecting rods must have the highest possible rigidity at the lowest weight capable to withstand varying loads. It has been found that structural failure of various components results in engine missing and starts producing noise and vibration during racing, mileage gets affected and black or white smoke arise; also pickup gets reduced. In automobile industry damaged or broken parts

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