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1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.1.1 Function of Crankshafts in IC Engines
1.1.2 Service Loads and Failures Experienced by Crankshafts
1.2 Motivation and Objectives of the Study
2 Literature Review
2.1 Materials and Manufacturing Processes
2.1.1 Forging Process and the Influencing Parameters
2.1.2 Casting Process and the Influencing Parameters
2.1.3 Comparison of Forging and Casting Processes
2.2 Operating Conditions and Failure of Crankshafts
2.3 Dynamic Load Determination and Analysis
2.4 Finite Element Modeling
3 Dynamic Load Analysis of the Crankshaft
3.1 Analytical Vector Approach
3.2 Verification of Analytical Approach
3.3 Dynamic Analysis for the Actual Crankshaft
3.4 FEA with Dynamic Loads
Table 3.2 Configuration of the engine to which the crankshaft belongs
4 Stress Analysis and FEA
4.1 Finite Element Modeling
4.1.1 Generation of the Geometry of Crankshafts
4.1.2 Mesh Generation
4.1.2.1 Dynamic FEA
4.1.2.2 Test Assembly FEA
4.1.3 Loading and Boundary Conditions
4.1.3.1 Dynamic FEA
4.1.3.2 Test Assembly FEA
4.2 Finite Element Analysis Results and Discussion
4.2.1 Finding the Critical Location
4.2.2 Finding Critical Engine Speed
4.2.3 Effect of Torsional Load
4.2.4 Validation of FEA Results with Experimental Results
4.2.5 Fatigue Life Calculations
Figure 4.3 Generated geometry of the forged steel crankshaft
5 Geometry, Material, and Cost Optimization
5.1 Component Specifications and Manufacturing Process
5.2 Optimization Problem Definition
5.2.1 Objective Function
5.2.2 Constraints
5.2.3 Design Variables
5.3 Optimization Analysis Results and Discussion
Dimensions
5.3.1.1 Optimization Using Geometry Variables
5.3.1.2 Modification to Manufacturing Process
5.3.1.3 Modification Using Alternatives Materials
5.3.1.4 Final Optimized Crankshaft from Stage I
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