Finite Element Analysis and Design Improvement for Ends Warping of Refrigerator Door
Facing the ends warping of refrigerators door, a refrigerator door is simulated using finite element theory and ANSYS software. The enclosed of finite element model and geometric model are established to conduct computing. The results show that simulated values of end warping are significantly greater than the given value of company technique standard. Several structural design schemes are proposed on the basis of production practice and theory analysis. The only one scheme of design improvement is chosen to compute using ANSYS, the results show the values of warping ends are significantly reduced and can meet the production requirements. The reasonable of finite element analysis is proven effectively through long time production.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
Z. W. Wang et al., "Finite Element Analysis and Design Improvement for Ends Warping of Refrigerator Door", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 1257-1261, 2010