Design and Analysis of Clutch Using Sintered Iron as a Friction Material
Mamta G. Pawar1, Monarch K. Warambhe2, Gautam R. Jodh3

1Ms. Mamta G Pawar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Engineering & Research, Nagpur (Maharashtra), India.
2Mr. Monarch K Warambhe, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering and Research, Nagpur (Maharashtra), India.
3Mr. Gautam R Jodh, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Engineering & Research, Nagpur (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 8 December 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 December 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2013 | PP: 177-184 | Volume-3 Issue-7, December 2013 | Retrieval Number: G1413123713/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: Clutch system is among the main systems inside a vehicle. Clutch is a mechanical device located between a vehicle engine and its transmission and provides mechanical coupling between the engine and transmission input shaft. Clutch system comprise of flywheel, clutch disc plate and friction material, pressure plate, clutch cover, diaphragm spring and the linkage necessary to operate the clutch. The clutch engages the transmission gradually by allowing a certain amount of slippage between the flywheel and the transmission input shaft. However, the slipping mechanism of the clutch generates heat energy due to friction between the clutch disc and the flywheel. At high sliding velocity, excessive frictional heat is generated which lead to high temperature rise at the clutch disc surface, and this causes thermo-mechanical problems such as thermal deformations and thermo-elastic instability which can lead to thermal cracking, wear and other mode of failure of the clutch disc component. In this project, the modeling of clutch is done in detailed using modeling software. After that the FEM analysis is done for sintered iron friction material. The stresses & deformation obtained for this friction material is then compared to analysis software result. The analysis is done for worn out friction disc.
Keywords: Coefficient of Friction, Von-Misses Stress, Young’s Modulus And Poisons Ratio.

Scope of the Article: Materials Engineering