Abstract: Engine exhaust stack mounting plays a vital role in reducing noise, vibration and ruggedness caused due to excitation and thus providing efficient role in enhancing vehicle performance and durability. The objective of the paper is to perform the static analysis of the mounting stack and work deals with checking the deformation of engine stack due to self-weight. This paper is the initial study for the dynamic analysis and to demonstrate necessity of exhaust bracket in exhaust stack of mining equipment. Analyses are performed for two iterations, one with gravity load without bracket and with bracket and deformations are obtained for both instances. Gravity load is applied at the excitation points in all three directions. A Novel bracket is designed to restrict the deformation and which is used for the dynamic analysis.

Keywords: Exhaust mount Bracket, Self-weight, Static structure, Mining equipment.