Increasing Life Time

life time of the clutch
pressure plate of bus is analyzed using ANSYS 11.
Present life of clutch without carbide coating found
from ANSYS 11 is 1.5 yrs. Life time of the clutch
can be improved by giving carbide coating on the
faces. Life time of clutch plate is analysed in ANSYS
after giving a coating of 100 , 200 , 300 ,400 and 500
microns .Life time with coating is compared with
clutch plate without coating. It is found that life of
clutch plate is improved. Life found at 100 microns
is 2.12 yrs, 200 microns is 2.75 yrs and 300 microns
is 3.16 yrs and 400 micron is 3.75 yrs. There is a
sudden increase in life of clutch plate life when the
coating is 500 microns and it is12.53 years. Based on
the results it is concluded that the best life of the
clutch plate can be obtained by coating of 500
microns of carbide on the clutch pressure plate.

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Thu, 14/04/2011 - 01:32