Study on Topology Optimum Design of Baffle of Scraper Conveyer
At present the study on the application of the topology optimum design in scraper conveyor is still under development. In this paper the topology optimization based on the homogenization method is applied to the design of the baffle on the scraper conveyer, which can provide a valuable conceptual design scheme for the selection of the baffle pattern. In conjunction with the homogenization theory and Finite Element Method (FEA), the mathematical models for designing the baffle by the minimizing mean compliance are developed in this paper. By applying the topology optimum design to the baffle, the topology optimization based on the homogenization method is proved to be reliable and practical at the conceptual design stage of baffle.
Y. H. Qie et al., "Study on Topology Optimum Design of Baffle of Scraper Conveyer", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 228-229, pp. 96-100, 2011