Cornering Fatigue Test and Radial Fatigue Test on a Rim with steps for a Mono-tyre E-Vehicle using Finite Element Analysis
The wheel rim being critical component in the Monotyre E-vehicle has to meet strict requirements of driving safety. Also, it should support the visual appearance and required engineering functions. The wheel rim also must withstand the various loading environments. To achieve better performance and quality, a number of tests (rotating bending test, radial fatigue test, and rim impact test) are done by producers and designers to insure it meets the standards. The wheel rim tests are much expensive and consume lot of time. Computer simulation and Finite Element analysis of these tests can reduce the time and cost required to perform a wheel rim design at significant level. In this paper we discussed the Finite Element Analysis of wheel rim using Cornering Fatigue test [CFT] and Radial Fatigue test [RFT].