Design Considerations for Connecting Rod
B. Sriharsha1, P. Sudhakar Rao2

1B. Sriharsha, pursuing Master of Engineering (Manufacturing Technology) from NITTTR, Chandigarh.
2Dr. P. Sudhakar Rao, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, NITTTR, Chandigarh.
Manuscript received on January 26, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 30, 2020. | PP: 2368-2373 | Volume-9 Issue-3, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: C5759029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C5759.029320
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Abstract: Connecting rod is one of the engine’s key components which connect the piston to the crankshaft and converts the piston’s reciprocating motion into the crankshaft’s rotation. Connecting rod must be sufficiently strong to withstand the thrust from the piston during the combustion process. During its lifespan, it faces a lot of tensile and compressive loads. The objective of this paper is to modify the connecting rod design and changing the material of connecting rod for weight reduction possibilities. Model of the connecting rod is designed with the help of INVENTOR and analysis was performed by using ANSYS.
Keywords: ANSYS, Connecting rod, INVENTOR, Piston.