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Mechanical Design of a Compliant Horseshoe
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. (Mechanical Engineering)
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. (Mechanical Engineering)
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The principal aim of this research is the design of a more compliant horseshoe which allows the natural expansion and compression of the horse hoof. Three different simulations have been carried out in by using Finite Element Method in order to know the behaviour of the horse hoof when is analysed under the same load conditions. First the hoof will be studied without any horseshoe to obtain the produced displacement by the hoof expansion. Once the displacement of the barefoot hoof is known, an assembly, in which a sample stiff horseshoe is attached to the hoof by nails, will be performed to obtain both the hoof displacement as the horseshoe one. Finally, after three different researches about the current horseshoes, different possible alternative materials and most commons attachment methods, a more flexible horseshoe will be created and analysed. The results obtained in the three simulations will be compared and commented. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 105 p.
Keyword [en]
horseshoe, horse, compliant, flexible, FEM, hoof
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-9463OAI: diva2:724963
Subject / course
Mechanical Engineering
Educational program
Mechanical Engineer
2014-05-27, G111, Högskolevägen, Skövde, 11:15 (English)
Available from: 2014-06-16 Created: 2014-06-13 Last updated: 2014-06-16Bibliographically approved

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