Static Studies of a Steel Chain Ropeway Section Using Msc Adams
This paper describes work that has been done on an innovative use of a steel chain as a cable in chain ropeway system developed for use in the mountain orchards of china. This work focuses on the use of Msc Adams in describing the quasi static behavior of the configuration of the chain ropeway. A model was built in solid works and then transferred to Msc Adams which was used to predict the profile of the chain and the tension for various loads. From this study it has been shown that Msc Adams can be a valuable tool in solving problems related to the quasi static and equilibrium state of the chain rope way system and getting an in depth behavior of its dynamics. There is now a foundation to proceed on the dynamic investigation of the chain ropeway system.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen
C. J. Mwape et al., "Static Studies of a Steel Chain Ropeway Section Using Msc Adams", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 1031-1036, 2011