Green 3D-printed lattice-shaped suspension arms for RC cars

Lalegani Dezaki, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-5680-1550, Bodaghi, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0707-944X, Serjouei, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7250-4131 and Zolfagharian, A., 2023. Green 3D-printed lattice-shaped suspension arms for RC cars. Progress in Additive Manufacturing. ISSN 2363-9512

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This study offers benchmark recommendations for designing lattice-shaped plastic suspension arms for remote-controlled (RC) automobiles in an environmentally sustainable manner. The main goals of sustainable and green design are to reduce the use of materials, minimise waste, and achieve a high-performance suspension system. A McPherson front suspension arm is designed with solid and optimised shapes and fabricated by fused deposition modelling (FDM) 3D printing. Solid, re-entrant honeycomb, face-centred cubic, hexagonal honeycomb, hexagonal prism diamond, simple cubic, triangular honeycomb, and lattice from a volume mesh are implemented on suspension arms in RC cars to investigate the effects of structural geometries on flexural strength and frequency response. Finite element analysis and experiment procedure are conducted to examine the deformation in four mode frequency shapes and critical areas in the suspension arms. The obtained results illustrate the relationships between the mass or stiffness and the vibration frequency.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Progress in Additive Manufacturing
Creators: Lalegani Dezaki, M., Bodaghi, M., Serjouei, A. and Zolfagharian, A.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 7 April 2023
ISSN: 2363-9512
Rights: Post-prints are subject to Springer Nature re-use terms
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 05 May 2023 08:06
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2024 03:00

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