Finite Element Analysis of Crawler Frame of the Rotary Drill Bits
Commercial finite element modeling software ANSYS was used to calculate the stress and deformation distributions of crawler frame of the Rotary drill bits under turning work condition. By using finite element method, the weak points of the crawler frame can be found and the strength of the model can be calculated quickly and correctly. The results show that the crawler frame has enough strength to support the machine to finish the turning process and the maximum displacement distributed in the middle of the crawler frame. This paper will supply references for the structural optimize design of crawler frame of the rotary drill bits.
Tian Huang, Dawei Zhang, Bin Lin, Anping Xu, Yanling Tian and Weiguo Gao
Y. Sun and Y.Q. Yang, "Finite Element Analysis of Crawler Frame of the Rotary Drill Bits", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 697-698, pp. 712-716, 2012