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IJSTR >> Volume 10 - Issue 6, June 2021 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Analytical And Software-Based Selection Of Cost-Effective Material For Piston Rod In Jacks And Load Lifters

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Asim Ahmad Riaz, Abdul Shakoor, Naveed Ullah, Waseem Akram, Zuhaib Ali Khan



Hydraulic Jack; Pneumatic Jack, Product design, Materials Selection, CES EduPack, Lifting jack, Hydraulic jack, piston rod,



In product design and its life cycle, selection of right choice of material is critical. Software based tools were extensively used to identify and select the appropriate materials as per design requirements. Each material has a known set of properties i.e. physical, mechanical and thermal properties and so on. For material engineers and designers, manual method of material evaluation and then selection of best fit material is a hectic task and time-consuming activity. Digital tool for material selection includes Idemat, MatWeb, IDES prospector etc. Granta’s design CES (Cambridge Engineering Selector) Edupack is one of the digital tools which has library of more than 4000 materials for ranking and selection as per design inputs. In this software, product/part functional and design requirements are fed with certain constraints as an input to shortlist the best fit choice of materials. The study focuses software and analytical-based material selection for piston rod of manual, hydraulic or pneumatic jack using CES EduPack software and material property rating chart method. Piston rod is a critical and major load bearing element of lifting jack. It is found that stainless steel is the most economical and highly rated and ranked material for the piston rod in lifting jack.



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