Characteristics Analysis of TBM Disc Cutter Ring
Disc cutter is the key part in Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). Wear and tear of disc cutter is the main reason of low efficiency and high cost of this machine. Forces and deformations of disc cutter ring are foundation for its design and assembly. In this paper, the analysis of stress and deformation are carried to study their distribution; Wear mechanism of disc cutter ring is presented; modal analysis is carried to study the vibration of disc cutter ring. The results show the yield strength and rigidity of disc cutter ring is very high; disc cutter ring can avoid resonance and meet the engineering requirement. The results are very helpful for digital design of disc cutter ring used in different geology conditions.
Guozhong Chai, Congda Lu and Donghui Wen
H. Wang et al., "Characteristics Analysis of TBM Disc Cutter Ring", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 102-104, pp. 219-222, 2010