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Simplified Stress Analysis of Large-scale Harbor Machine’s Wheel

XU, W and OGRODNIK, Peter and LI, B and LI, J and LI, S (2008) Simplified Stress Analysis of Large-scale Harbor Machine’s Wheel. In: Global Design to Gain a Competitive Edge. Springer-Verlag, LONDON, pp. 355-364. ISBN 978-1-84800-238-8

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In order to confirm the mechanical model of large-scale harbor machine’s wheel subject to a radial load, an analogous small wheel under a similar load is used as a reference model for investigation using finite element analysis. This analysis gives results of the stress and displacement distributions, and the results are further verified by stress testing. Several different kinds of pressure distributions, such as uniform distribution, cosine distribution, parabolic distribution and their spread angles are discussed. The finite element models under these load distributions are calculated respectively and analyzed to ascertain the best model which can be used in the design of large-scale harbor machine’s wheel. Finally, cosine distribution with spread angle 60° is used in the finite element modelling of harbor machine’s wheel, the analysis results show that this method is reliable, and is useful for direct design of the wheels.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
Faculty: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Engineering
Depositing User: Peter OGRODNIK
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2012 11:12
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2012 11:12
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/91

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