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DEBRE BERHAN UNIVERSITY

CALLAGE OF ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

FEM ANALYSIS
GROUP ASSIGNMENT

TITLE:

ANALYSIS OF SCISSOR JACK


GROUP 9

GROUP MEMBERS ID NO
1 Dawit Debash 1446/05
2 Ermiyas Birhanu 1369/05
3 Mengistu Eniyew 1477/05
4 Asrat Abraham 937/05
5 Jemberu Mengistu 631/05
1, INTROUDUCTION
Scissor jacks are simple mechanisms used to drive large loads over short distances in to translator
motion. Most scissor jacks are similar in design. Consisting of four main memes driven by a power screw.
The power screw of scissor jacks greatly reduce the amount of force required by the user to drive the
mechanism.
This report is about fem analysis of already designed scissor jack with a software called ANSYS. This
jack is designed for heavy duty vehicles and design load is taken 50,000 N.

Supporting frame

rivets
Upper and lower links

Coupling nur

Fig 1: Scissor Jack component name

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2, MATERIAL PROPERTIES
Structural steel is the material used for all components of the scissor jack. The following table briefly
elaborates properties of this material. Those properties are taken at a reference temperature of 22 degrees
Celsius.

Density 7.85e-006 kg/ mm3


Specific Heat 4.34e+005 mJ / kg C
Compressive Yield Strength MPa 200
Tensile Yield Strength MPa 250
Tensile Ultimate Strength MPa 460
Young's Modulus MPa 2.e+005
Poisson's Ratio 0.3
Shear Modulus MPa 76923

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3, ANALYSIS OF MAIN PARTS OF SCISSOR JACK

2.1 ANALYSIS OF SUPPORTING FRAME


Volume: 94629 mm
Mass: 0.74284 kg

Fig 2: supporting frame with 3 mm of mesh

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Fig 3: Load conditions

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fig 4: von misses stress (66 auto scale)

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fig 5: total deformation (66 auto scale)

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2.1 ANALYSIS OF BASE
Volume: 2.2164e+005 mm
Mass: 1.7399 kg

Fig 6: base with 3 mm of mesh

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fig 7: load conditions

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fig 8: von-mises stress (7.7e+002 (Auto Scale))

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fig 9: total deformation (7.7e+002 (Auto Scale))

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2.1 ANALYSIS OF TWO LINKS
Volume: 1.7017e+005 mm
Mass: 1.3358 kg

Fig 10: links with 6 mm mesh

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fig 11: load conditions

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fig 12: von-mises stress with unreformed wireframe (1.2 (Auto Scale))

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fig 13: total deformation with unreformed wireframe (1.2 (Auto Scale))

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4, ANALYSIS OF SCISSOR JACK ASSEMBLY
Volume: 1.0895e+006 mm
Mass: sa

Fig 14: scissor jack with 6mm mesh

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fig 15: load conditions

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fig 16: total deformation (55 (0.5x Auto))

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fig 17: von-mises sress (55 (0.5x Auto))

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DRAWINGS

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