Optimum Design of Construction Machine Parts
In this research, the authors have tried to decrease the weight of circular-digging large size bucket as far as possible with keeping the reliability of whole of the construction machine. In the case of main bucket, the authors have evaluated the strength reliability of this bucket and proposed more optimum design changing the thickness and kind of the material, though the expected weight reduction ratio becomes only 5% with increasing the rigidity of the main bucket. In the case of sub-bucket, it is desirable to change the thickness of the material and to attach the reinforcement in the both side. Therefore, the designer could reduce the weight by 11% with keeping the rigidity of the sub-bucket.
J. Alfaiate, M.H. Aliabadi, M. Guagliano and L. Susmel
N. Hattori et al., "Optimum Design of Construction Machine Parts", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 348-349, pp. 673-676, 2007