Fatigue Analysis of Automotive Steering Link by using Finite Element Analysis

Amol Koli
2016 International Journal of General Science and Engineering Research   unpublished
An automotive steering link is used to transmit the steering forces between pitman arm in the steering shaft and a steering arm in the knuckle. Steering link is subjected to cyclic load during operation. Due to cyclic loading fatigue crack occurs. Because of fatigue failure automobile components are unable to functioning properly which causes problems in vehicle safety. After millions of load cycles steering link will get fatigued due to effect of critical condition of road and rotation of link
more » ... itself which causes to failure. The present work deals with analysis of automotive steering link. The design parameters such as length, inner diameter, and outer diameter are considered. Fatigue analysis of automotive steering link is carried out using ANSYS software.