The tractor axle must have sufficient mechanical strength due to its dynamic and static forces during operation. Before fabrication, mechanical strength can be checked by selecting different materials through engineering software to select the most suitable material. In this paper, three types of material, namely St37, Cm45 and St52 were proposed in order to optimize the front axle of tractor MF285. The mechanical strength of each material was investigated by engineering software. Solid Work software was used for the analysis of 3D modeling of the axle and ANSYS software was used for finite element analysis. In the maximum static loading on the front axle of the tractor, the factor of safety for St37, Cm45 and St52 were 3.61, 7.17, and 5.45 respectively. The results showed that Cm45 and St52 have sufficient mechanical strength to withstand the load applied to the axle due to the cost of fabrication. Finally, according to the condition of the tractor in the field and the possibility of mounting of mechanical digger in front of the tractor, the Cm45 was proposed to optimize the front axle of MF285 tractor produced in Iran Tractor Manufacturing Co.
Pourdarbani, Razieh and Tarighi, Javad
"Choosing the Proper Material to Optimize the Front Axle of the Tractor Mf285 Using Finite Element,"
Emirates Journal for Engineering Research: Vol. 24:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/ejer/vol24/iss2/1