Development of Conceptual Design for Wheel Hub Retainer Tool

  • Mohd Hanapi Jusoh Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
  • Mohd Fais Ismail Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
  • Mohd Sailuddin Mamat Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
Keywords: Conceptual design, Drive shaft, Morfology chart, Weighting Results Matrix Table


A wheel hub retainer tool is a tool used to facilitate maintenance and drive shaft replacement. The drive shaft will suffer from wear and tear as the age of a car increases and the driving style is relatively rugged. on the side of the road. The method of opening the drive shaft nut manually requires a special tool as a hub retainer when the nut is opened so that the hub will not also rotate in the same direction as the nut rotation. The absence of special tools to hold the hub when opening the drive shaft nut led to the existence of various techniques and ways to open the drive shaft nut by mechanics. However, it is feared that this situation could cause damage to other components such as broken or bent bold studs that could slow down maintenance work or drive shaft replacement. The conceptual design for designing this tool involves a morphology chart and design selection based on Weighing Result Matrix Table. There are four design concept options that have been studied. Based on the selection of the best concept, a selected design concept involves five components that can be stitched together. As a result of this study, a concept design has been produced with the appropriate dimensions.