Volume : 5, Issue : 7, JUL 2019

STATIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE BOOM OF THE EXCAVATOR

AMARNATH MISHRA, NARENDRA JAISWAL

Abstract

In this research work design and simulation of the boom of a backhoe excavator has been carried out. The boom of the back hoe excavator is a key element and is loaded from both sides. The research work includes design or modeling of the boom of back hoe excavator with appropriate shape and dimensions. Then the finite element analysis method is used to do the static structural analysis and transient dynamic analysis of the Boom of the excavator. This analysis was done with the help of commercial Finite Element analysis package ANSYS. The modeling of the boom of the excavator will be done with the help of solid modeling software PRO E. The results of the finite element analysis will be used to find the stress distribution of the boom and also the critical areas where maximum chances of failure occurs. The factor of safety of the boom will be analyzed at various locations. These results will act as a basis for the shape optimization of the boom, so that the stresses in the critical areas are reduced and the boom element is prevented from the failure.

Keywords

EXCAVATOR BOOM, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, ANSYS, PRO-E.

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