Abstract: As the fluid dynamic bearing spindles are to be actively adopted to various small form
factor mobile applications, mechanical specifications for the motors have been aggressively changed
to pursue the fierce information technology sector market trend. One of the major technological
challenges for the spindles to be successfully employed in the applications is the reduction of power
consumption since the most of the mobile applications operate with a limited power source at
relatively lower voltage. Recognizing implication of the power consumption that of course affects
stiffness of the spindle, few of options for mechanical designers are available but either lowering
rotational speed or adopting thinner lubricant. In the present work, a novel design solution for
alleviating side effect of the lower stiffness spindle is introduced and verified.
Abstract: High-speed machining (HSM) is very useful method as one of the most effective
manufacturing processes because it has excellent quality and dimensional accuracy for precision
machining. Recently micromachining technologies of various functional materials with very thin
walls are needed in the field of electronics, mobile telecommunication and semiconductors.
However, HSM is not suitable for microscale thin-walled structures because of the lack of their
structure stiffness to resist high-speed cutting force. A microscale thin wall machined by HSM
shows the characteristics of the impact behavior because the high-speed cutting force works very
shortly on the machined surface. We propose impact analysis model in order to predict the limit
thickness of a very thin-wall and investigate its limit thickness of thin-wall manufactured by HSM
using finite element method. Also, in order to verify the usefulness of this method, we will compare
finite element analyses with experimental results and demonstrate some applications.
Abstract: This study contains an estimation of the dynamic buckling load for the spacer grid
of fuel assembly in pressurized water reactor. Three different estimation methods were
proposed for the calculation of the dynamic buckling loads of spacer grid. The dynamic
impact tests and analyses were performed to evaluate the impact characteristics of the spacer
grids and to predict the dynamic buckling load of the full size spacer grid. The estimation
results were compared with the test results for the verification of the estimation methods.
Abstract: This paper presents a discrete analysis approach to investigate performance of the DMF.
An arcspring installed between the flywheels is modeled as n - discrete elements. Each element
consists of mass, spring and nonlinear friction element. The nonlinear friction model is proposed to
describe Stribeck effect and viscous friction depending on the relative sliding velocity. The DMF
performance such as hysterisis characteristics are investigated by comparing the experimental
result. In addition, the torque characteristics transmitted to the driveshaft are evaluated by
comparing the test result from manual transmission bench tester. It is found that discrete DMF
model described the automotive driveline behavior closely. It is also found that the friction
characteristics of the arcspring depends on the relative sliding velocity between the friction
surfaces, which varies depending on the relative position of the DMF arcspring.
Abstract: The instability of the roadway is a general problem for most of the deep mine roadways
due to high geo-stress and large deformation, which require that the more reasonable and effective
support measures are designed and employed. By applying the 3-D explicit finite difference
software FLAC3D, this paper establishes the numerical calculation model of a roadway located in
about 700m depth based on the geologic condition of the site which the roadway is in as well as the
results of the in-situ stress measurement and the laboratory tests for the physical-mechanical
properties of rock. Furthermore, three different support scenarios are raised and the optimum one is
determined by calculating and analyzing the distribution of the plastic zone and displacement field
in the rock surrounding the roadway with the above three scenarios.
Abstract: An experimental modal analysis is the process to identify structure's dynamic
characteristics. For investigating vibrational characteristics of cylindrical shell with multiple
supports, modal testing is performed using impact exciting method. The frequency response
function(FRF) measurements are also made on the experimental model within the frequency range
from 0 to 4kHz. Modal parameters are identified from resonant peaks in the FRF’s and animated
deformation patterns associated with each of the resonances are shown on a computer screen. The
experimental results are compared with analytical and FEA results.
Abstract: The experimental studies on the dynamic buckling of the perfect bars with three
kinds of lengths under impulsive axial compression were completed and the boundary
condition of clamped-fixed was realized firstly in present studies. The time-history curves of
axial strain of bars under different impact velocity were recorded. According to the magnitudes
of the axial strain and bifurcate time, the quantitative relation of dynamic buckling load and
critical bifurcate length are achieved; according to the curves recorded, the lateral velocity of
bars are computed also. The experimental results show that the dynamic buckling load of the
bar is distinctly greater than the static one, the front of stress wave can be regarded as fixed
and the effect of the axial stress wave in the dynamic buckling of bar must be considered.
Abstract: In this paper, experiments are conducted to determine the non-ideal boundary conditions
(BCs) of example beam structures. The spectral element (SE)-model is used for the beam structures,
and the non-ideal BCs are represented by the frequency-dependent effective boundary springs. The
boundary spring constants are then determined from the measured FRF-data. It is shown that the
vibration responses analytically predicted by using experimentally identified BCs are very close to
Abstract: A spectral element (SE)-model based frequency-domain method was proposed in the
previous work  to identify the dynamic characteristics of a structural joint within onedimensional
structures. In the present work, experimental work is conducted to verify the proposed
method. The bolt-joint is represented by an equivalent joint model with four parameters, and the
four parameters are determined by experimentally measured FRF data. The experimentally
identified bolt-joint is shown to provide the dynamic responses which are in good agreement with
measured dynamic responses.
Abstract: Split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) and one-stage light gas gun are utilized to study the
dynamic mechanical properties of reinforced concrete (RC) subjected to shock loading. The former
experimental results show that the strength and stiffness of RC decrease but the ductibility increases
with increasing the volume fractions of reinforced fibers due to more damage in the concrete and
interface. For the latter experiment, three stress-time curves are recorded by three manganin
pressure transducers embedded in the targets. With the stress-time records, complete histories of
particle velocity and strain etc. can be obtained at any point within the gauged regions of RC using
the path line principle of Lagrangian analysis method. The stress-strain curves of RC present
stagnant-return properties. And some other dynamic properties can be gained, such as strain rate
hardening, wave shape dispersion effects and the rheological properties of the concrete.