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Finite Element Analysis of Tube Rigger of a Single Scull Rowing Boat
Published in IJERT
2019
Volume: 8.0
   
Issue: 2.0
Pages: 55.0 - 60.0
Abstract
For a single scull rowing boat, rigger is the main component. The forces applied on oar by the oarsman is transmitted on the boat shell via rigger. Thus rigger should be enough sturdy and long lasting component of the rowing boat. Currently tube riggers which are attached to the boats are manufactured locally. The stress analysis of these riggers was not found in the literature. This paper is about the FEM stress analysis of the traditional tube rigger used for rowing boats. Also it discusses the issues raised by oarsman who are the users of these tube rigger. Starting from the real measurement, CAD model of traditional tube rigger is done. From the literature, amount of force acting on the rigger by the oarsperson is obtained. Finite Element Analysis of this rigger is performed in ANSYS R16.0. The FEM analysis gives us values of stresses induced in the rigger. These values are compared for permissible limits of material of rigger. Thus induced stresses are within safe limits. This will help in further improvement in design and may also be helpful for the local manufacturers to have scientifically designed and tested rigger. The FEM analysis verified that the stress induced in tube rigger is within the permissible limits. Thus tube rigger is safe as per its current dimensions and the selected materials.
About the journal
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Research
PublisherIJERT
Open Access0