Virtual Prototyping of Belt Conveyor Based on Recurdyn
The virtual prototyping (VP) technology is a new method for belt conveyor dynamic design. However the conveyor belt simulation is very difficult. There is no successful precedent of belt conveyor VP until now. Based on a new type of dynamic software – Recurdyn, the VP design plan is formulated, which comprises simplification of belt conveyor, 3D modeling, belt separation and belt blocks assembly. Then a simplified belt conveyor VP is given. The VP is simulated under working condition in virtual environment. The results show the correctness of simplified VP and the feasibility of heavy-duty belt conveyor VP. And an improved belt conveyor VP which can be used in design and research is completed in the end.
Kai Cheng, Yongxian Liu, Xipeng Xu and Hualong Xie
K. Hu and Y. C. Guo, "Virtual Prototyping of Belt Conveyor Based on Recurdyn", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 16-19, pp. 776-780, 2009