Design and development of tractor tubular tow pin using ahss

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An automobile industry focuses to reduce the fuel losses by replacing solid components into a hollow without compromise the performance, strength and leads to decreases the total weight of the vehicle. There byreduce the manufacturing difficulty, cost and fewer yields during manufacturing of solid components. Theaim of this paper is to design and develop a new Tubular Tow pin instead of solid tow pin which is used in truck. The strength and pulling load of new design are matched with the existing design. Structural properties are determined and compared using ANSYS. The high strength can be achieved by using advance high strength steel material with the same material tubular Tow pin were developed without compromising the mechanical and metallurgicalproperties.Hence by changing the solid pin to tubular tow pin the weight reduction up to 62% compared to existing. Similarly the cost savings up to 40% and the yield strength is increased 60 to 85% compared solid pin. In overall due weight reduction the fuel consumption by the truck is reduced.




Purusothaman, M., Mohan Krishna, J., Siva Prasad, T. J., & Manoj Kumar, K. (2019). Design and development of tractor tubular tow pin using ahss. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8(1), 2656–2660.

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