Advances in  Automobile Engineering

Advances in Automobile Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-7670


Finite Element Analysis of Electric Bike Rims Coupled with Hub Motor

Erinç Uludamar, Şafak Yıldızhan, Erdi Tosun and Kadir Aydın

In this study, static and fatigue analysis of three different electrical bikes’ rim which are coupled with electrical hub motor was investigated. Loading conditions were applied on rim in order to simulate driving forces that exert on road conditions. Analysis results of three rims were compared with each other. According to results, sharp edges increase von-Mises stresses and decrease fatigue safety factor due to stress concentration on the corners. Also, it was observed that contact area of spokes to flange affects the total deformation and von-Mises stress distribution. Three dimensional models of the rims were designed with the aid of CATIA V5 and their computational analyses were carried out with ANSYS WORKBENCH software program.

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