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FE analysis of moving components

Lifting mechanism and kinematic assessment

United Kingdom

Kinematic assessment of moving assembly components; Gear assessment (contact and fatigue strength) & selection

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 Scope:  Life of moving mechanical components such as bearings and gears is dependent on the loads they are subjected to during the service. In this study contact forces between moving components of an assembly were determined using full kinematic modelling using static and dynamic loads. The findings, along with other factors influencing component life, were then used to estimate component life and select/replace/recommend components where necessary to meet the product design specification.

WAS: Scope: In this work, a structure subjected to static and dynamic loads. The aim of the study was to determine the forces & stresses between moving components of the assembly using full kinematic model & predict component life & suitability as well as make recommendations.

 Input:  Loads | Friction coefficients | Operational parameters / requirements | Material Properties

 Outputs:  Stress & Strains in Structure | Resulting Deformation | Gear life | Recommendations to for component / material replacement to meet operational requirements

 Physics: Kinematics | Solid Mechanics (Stress-Strain)