Structural Analysis of Universal Shaft Based on ANSYS
Universal shaft is widely used to transfer the torque and rotational movement from the drive shaft to the slave while position of one shaft can be changed. Crack used to appear in the fork part of the universal shaft in tests in a universal company. In order to solve this problem, in this paper, a finite element model of universal shaft was established with the application of Pro/E and ANSYS, and the static stiffness analysis, stress analysis and dynamic analysis were all applied in ANSYS. According to the results, the weak points were found and some improvements on the original structure were made.
F. Q. Ying et al., "Structural Analysis of Universal Shaft Based on ANSYS", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 215, pp. 244-248, 2011