Archives March 2022

Rod Spring Back Analysis

After wrapping a rod around a mandrel there will inevitably be some amount of spring back that happens. In this study, I sought to use FEA to predict the spring back of aluminum rods after they had been wrapped around a circular mandrel.

The report can either be viewed in the viewer below, or the link below the viewer can be clicked and you can download a copy of the report.

Centrifugal Clutch Study

For this analysis, I was asked to calculate the deflection of the arm of a centrifugal clutch based on angular rotation. To do so, I developed equations to calculate the deflection of the clutch as a function of the rotational speed.

Within the FEA model, parts of the clutch model were cut away to make the analysis simpler. Which parts were cutaway is shown on the first page of the report.

The report can either be viewed in the viewer below, or the link below the viewer can be clicked and you can download a copy of the report.

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