The Finite Element Analysis and Optimization for the Steel Structure of Gantry Bucket Wheel Stacker-Reclaimer
Gantry bucket wheel stacker-reclaimer belongs to large complex steel structure. Once it is instability at the working time that will make a large accident. So we have to calculate its strength and stiffness. But its connection and the working condition are very complex. And the size of the model is so large which leads to debase the calculation efficiency. This paper use Pro/E software to create the model. And use Pro/Mechanical to make a finite element analysis. Through the properly simplified the model, we can increase the calculation efficiency. During the calculation result we find that the Pulley yoke, Rigid leg and Flexible leg appear big stress areas. We will give an optimization design for the irrational place and high stress areas. So that to improve the Gantry bucket wheel stacker-reclaimer on-site safety. And provide a certain reference for the subsequent design and improvement.
Paul P. Lin and Chunliang Zhang
Z. P. Zhou et al., "The Finite Element Analysis and Optimization for the Steel Structure of Gantry Bucket Wheel Stacker-Reclaimer", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 105-107, pp. 615-618, 2012