Development of Tubular Stabilizer for Commercial Vehicle Using Advanced High Strength Steel Material

Paper #:
  • 2014-28-0006

Published:
  • 2014-04-28
DOI:
  • 10.4271/2014-28-0006
Citation:
Ravi, R., Sivasubramanian, ., Simhachalam, B., Balakrishnan, D. et al., "Development of Tubular Stabilizer for Commercial Vehicle Using Advanced High Strength Steel Material," SAE Technical Paper 2014-28-0006, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-28-0006.
Pages:
4
Abstract:
Tubular stabilizer bar for commercial vehicle is developed using advanced high strength steel material. Tubular section is proposed to replace the existing solid section. The tubular design is validated by component simulation using ANSYS Software. The tubes are then manufactured of the required size. The bend tool is designed to suit the size of the profile stabilizer bar and the prototypes are made using the tube bending machine. The strength of the tubular stabilizer is increased by using robotic induction hardening system. The tubular stabilizer bar is tested for fatigue load using Instron actuators. Higher weight reduction is achieved by replacing the existing solid stabilizer bar with the tubular stabilizer bar.
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