Authors: Krstić, Mladen
Milenković, Branislav 
Jovanović, Đorđe 
Affiliations: Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts 
Mechanics 
Computer Science 
Title: Numerical analysis of wagon leaf spring using Ansys 14.5
Journal: IMK-14-Research & Development in Heavy Machinery
Volume: 27
Issue: 3
First page: 119
Last page: 123
Issue Date: 2021
Rank: M53
ISSN: 0354-6829
DOI: 10.5937/IMK2103119K
Abstract: 
Leaf springs are widely used for the suspension system in trains and commercial vehicles to absorb vibrations and shocks. This paper deals with the methodology of analysis of the leaf springs of the freight railway wagons by using software package Ansys 14.5. The methodology is applied in a concrete example of leaf spring for axle load of 225 kN. The procedure of forming the CAD model of the leaf spring using AutoCad and Autodesk Inventor is exposed, as well as the development of numerical model in Ansys software package. The results of the static analysis of given leaf spring are presented and commented.
Keywords: Leaf spring | FEM analysis | Wagon | Ansys

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