Paper Title:
Optimization of Groove-Hole Distribution with Equidistant and Unequal Diameter on Air-Cushion Belt Conveyor
  Abstract

In this paper, the research and development of the distribution of air-holes in the groove of air-cushion belt conveyor were introduced. The expressions of air-cushion pressure were given and the graph of it was shown as well. The air flow model nearby groove-holes and air outflow model on cross section were given too. In the same time, the distributing mode of equidistant air-holes with unequal diameter was studied and analyzed. In order to make up the shortage of the study on air-hole distributing mode of equidistant air-holes with unequal diameter on the air-cushion belt conveyor, an instance of the air-cushion flow field was numerically simulated based on the CFD software ,Fluent software. Several groups of data of different air-hole distributions, (for example, the center distances of air-holes in the groove of air-cushion belt conveyor are the same as each other and their diameters are different), were selected to compare with each other , and then, the results were compared with existing theory. According to the different results of the numerical simulation on the distributing mode of equidistant air-holes with unequal diameter, the optimal parameters of air-hole distributing mode were obtained, and the effect of prevent offset that comes the balance groove-hole on air-cushion belt conveyor. Moreover, the verification to prove the agreement between the results of numerically simulated and basic theory was carried out by the comparison analyses. The theoretical feasibility of air-hole distributing mode of equidistant air-holes with unequal diameter was analyzed.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 44-46)
Edited by
Z.Y. Shen, M.N. James, W.D. Li, and Y.X. Zhao
Pages
635-642
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.44-46.635
Citation
J.F. Li, S. L. Zhang, "Optimization of Groove-Hole Distribution with Equidistant and Unequal Diameter on Air-Cushion Belt Conveyor", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 44-46, pp. 635-642, 2008
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June 2008
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