Finite Element Analysis of Stress Distributions on the Diamond Pick
Commercial finite element modeling software ANSYS was used to calculate the stress distributions of diamond pick at different loads. The three-dimension model of the pick was built and the direction and magnitude of load were varied to determine their effect on the stress distributions of diamond pick. The results show that the stresses located on the pick increase with the increasing of the normal and lateral pressure, and if the maximum normal pressure and lateral pressure are not higher than 480 kN and 150 kN, respectively, the diamond pick will not be damaged. The results obtained can provide available data for pick selection, design and performance.
Feng Zhu, Xipeng Xu and Renke Kang
S. T. Huang et al., "Finite Element Analysis of Stress Distributions on the Diamond Pick", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 487, pp. 184-188, 2011