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A wheel rim is a vital part of any automobile, which has to withstand to a high stress. The stress on rim may cause to bending and torsional loads. The design and manufacturing process of rim is important from point of view of long life, high stress withstanding capacity, need of reduction in weight and the material used. There is huge competition amongst the manufacturers due to these factors due to cost, performance, and weight. Due to this industries are always searching for components with lighter weight, low cost, and high strength, to increase performance. The lighter weight of the rim and wheels improves the handling, grip and results in reduction of overall mass of vehicle which again helps in less consumption of fuel. Nowadays cars have been using steel alloy for its wheel rim. On moving with advancements the magnesium alloy can be used for the wheel rim .In this part structural analysis of wheel rim with magnesium alloy is done and compared the results with steel alloy. As magnesium alloy (ZK60A) matches the target of lighter wheel and having many benefits compared to other metals, it can compete with exists.
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