Torsional strength analysis of output shaft in portal axle using finite element analysis

Jong Boon Ooi, Xin Wang, Ying Pio Lim, Ching Seong Tan, Jee Hou Ho, Kok Cheong Wong

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    Portal axle unit is a gearbox unit installed on every end axles of the vehicle. It is installed to the vehicle to give higher ground clearance to enable vehicle to go over large obstacle when driving in off-road conditions. Shafts must be exceptionally tough and lightweight to improve the overall performance of the portal axle unit. In this paper, the shaft is analyzed in three-dimensional model and the stress of the shaft model is analyzed using finite element analysis (FEA). The FEA result is compared with experimental results.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInnovation for Applied Science and Technology
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2012 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Duration: 2 Nov 20126 Nov 2012
    Conference number: 2nd (Proceedings)

    Publication series

    NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
    ISSN (Print)1660-9336
    ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2012
    Abbreviated titleICETI 2012
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    • Finite element analysis
    • Portal axle
    • Shaft

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