A 3D FEM Methodology for Air Hammer Bit Design
Based on the failure mode of air hammer bit, a mechanical model of the tooth on the inclined plane is established. And then a new air hammer flat bit with double declined planes and a big central plat (the outer inclined plane is 40° and the inner one is 20°) is designed. In order to reduce the design cost and cut down the design cycle, we establish a 3D contact model of 12 1/4″ full-scale flat bit, teeth and rock to choose a better end face structure from single and double declined planes, verify the rationality of bit parameters and tooth arrangement, design reasonable shrink range between tooth and tooth-Hole. This 3D FEM methodology for air hammer bit design is economical and useful, it can be used to optimize bit structure and design a new bit.
Jingtao Han, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
H. Y. Zhu et al., "A 3D FEM Methodology for Air Hammer Bit Design", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 156-157, pp. 1435-1439, 2011