Static Structural Analysis of A Skateboard Wheel With Different Materials


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Authors

  • Aytek Kerem Küçük Mechanical Engineering Department, Kocaeli University, Türkiye
  • Okan Gül Mechanical Engineering Department, Kocaeli University, Türkiye

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59287/icpis.846

Keywords:

Skateboard, Wheels, ABS, Carbon fiber, Static Structural Analysis

Abstract

– Skateboarding starts shrouded in mystery. We do know that it first started in the1950s, when all across California surfers got the idea of trying to surf the streets. No one really knows who made the first board. This sport, which is practiced by young people all over the world, is very common with the effect of being a place of origin especially in the USA, and it is assumed that it is practiced by approximately 7 million people. Due to this intense interest, there are thousands of stores and skate parks besides hundreds of related brands. In this study skateboard wheel with different materials were compared according to static structural analysis results. Firstly, a skateboard wheel design was made and this skateboard wheel design was analyzed using the ansys finite element method. ABS (high impact plastic) and Carbon Fiber was used as skateboard wheel materials. ABS is cheap material that allows mass produced wheels. Which makes skateboards way cheaper. On the other hand, Carbon Fiber is very expensive and needs more time to produce. Carbon fiber is way more durable than ABS plastic. But its riding quality and the cost is lagging behind ABS plastic.

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Published

2023-06-13

How to Cite

Küçük, A. K., & Gül, O. (2023). Static Structural Analysis of A Skateboard Wheel With Different Materials. International Conference on Pioneer and Innovative Studies, 1, 293–296. https://doi.org/10.59287/icpis.846

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