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Strength Analysis of Die-cast Aluminum-alloy Brake Pedals for use in Lightweight Cars
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Strength Analysis of Die-cast Aluminum-alloy Brake Pedals for use in Lightweight Cars
Cho, Seunghyun; Jang, Junyoung;
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In this study, a strength analysis was performed to assess die-cast aluminum alloy brake pedals as an improved alternative to wrought alloys. Aluminum brake pedal shapes are considered to be suitable for the die-casting process. The strength criterion of Volvo trucks was used as the criterion for the pedal strength. The results of this analysis showed that the frame thickness of the aluminum brake pedal must be increased from 12 mm to 18 mm to have a strength superior to that of a steel brake pedal. Additionally, the stress and weight of the aluminum brake pedal were found to be approximately 24% and 26% lower than those of the steel brake pedal, respectively. Mounting tests and strength assessments verified that the proposed die-cast aluminum alloy brake pedal demonstrated sufficient strength.
Brake pedal;Al alloy;Die-casting;Strength;Light car;
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