Strength Analysis for Shrink Fitting System Used for Ceramics Rolls in the Continuous Pickling Line
Cast iron and steel rolls used in the continuous pickling line must be changed frequently because the continuous acid wash equipment induces wear on the roll surface in a short period. The damage portions are usually repaired by using the flame spray coating. Recently, ceramics materials are planed to be introduced to prevent the damage because of their high abrasion and corrosion resistances. In this study new roll structure is considered where a ceramics sleeve is connected with steel shafts at both ends by shrink fitting. Here, the ceramics sleeve may provide a longer lifetime and reduces the cost for the maintenance. However, attention should be paid to the maximum tensile stresses appearing between the ceramics sleeve, spacer rings and steel shafts because the fracture toughness, plasticity and fatigue strengths of ceramics are extremely lower than the values of steel. In this study, finite element method analysis is applied to the new structure, and the maximum tensile stress and stress amplitude have been investigated with varying the dimensions of the structure. Fatigue strengths of ceramics are also considered under several geometrical conditions.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
N. Noda et al., "Strength Analysis for Shrink Fitting System Used for Ceramics Rolls in the Continuous Pickling Line", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 1140-1145, 2011