The Mechanical Analysis of the Composite Reinforced Circular Saw Blade
Thinner saw blades cannot resist large lateral cutting forces due to their lower stiffness. In this paper we propose a composite reinforcement method to improve the mechanical properties of circular saw blades. We analyze and simulate the stress and strain fields of our proposed reinforced circular saws by Finite element method. Our analytical results contain not only influences of reinforcing parameters but also loading conditions on the lateral stiffness and the natural frequency of composite saw blades. Here the reinforcing parameters include: 1) the reinforcement location on circular saw blades, 2) the volume fraction of the reinforcements, 3) the number of the reinforcements; and loading conditions include: 1) the cutting force, 2) the rotational speed. Our composite reinforcement model and simulation results can contribute to a better design of circular saw blades.
X. L. Wang et al., "The Mechanical Analysis of the Composite Reinforced Circular Saw Blade", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 228-229, pp. 484-489, 2011