Design and Analysis on Stiffeners of Coal Mine Rescue Capsules


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Coal mine rescue capsules, whose structural strength defines miners' safety directly, are becoming important equipments for miners' underground surviving. In order to improve the rescue capsule's strength, in this study two different kinds of stiffeners were put forward. The advantages and disadvantages of their performances were analyzed and compared using mechanical theory and the theoretical analysis was simulated and verified by using finite element software ABAQUS. The maximum deformation using two different kinds of stiffeners were 1.385mm and 2.26mm. Considering the size of deformation combined with practical factors, such as installation space and ease of processing etc., T-shaped stiffeners were finally adopted. Introduction



Edited by:

Xudong Wang, Baoyu Xu and Shaobo Zhong




J. F. Lu et al., "Design and Analysis on Stiffeners of Coal Mine Rescue Capsules", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 143-144, pp. 443-447, 2012

Online since:

December 2011




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