Analysis of a sheet metal bucket elevator head

Janke, Scott (2005) Analysis of a sheet metal bucket elevator head. [USQ Project]


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This dissertation reports the analysis of a currently designed sheet metal head manufactured by
Downfields. The analysis was primarily evaluated by assessment of finite element results.
The documentation covers a brief summary of the background and manufacture followed by
testing then finally the analysis. Testing was to compare variation between zinc coated and
uncoated steel as well as the comparison of simple samples with finite element models. The
final analysis covers worst-case scenario loadings with structural variations caused by wear
and corrosion.
This analysis allows a better understanding of the behaviour of the structure in loaded
situations and opens the opportunity for assisting in future new design changes.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: sheet metal, elevator head, finite element analysis (FEA)
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401799 Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401607 Metals and alloy materials

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