Design analysis and optimization of a crankshaft of a tractor
This paper presents the design analysis of a crankshaft used in Pakistani made tractors. The finite element simulation techniques are utilized to analyze the crankshaft made up of chromoly steel. A two-dimensional static stress analysis is performed in ANSYS APDL to obtain von-mises stress that produced results which are significant to improve the component design at early development stage. Harmonic analysis is used to determine the steady state response to sinusoidal (harmonic) loads of known frequency. Modal analysis is carried out to determine the natural frequencies of the crankshaft and the mode shapes is examined.