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Two-dimensional Analysis Of A Drive Sprocket Mounting To A Shaft Using Boundary Element Methods

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BT990251

Volume

23

Pages

8

Published

1999

Size

979 kb

Author(s)

Richard E. Dippery, Jr, C.V. White and J. Ellis

Abstract

This paper discusses application of the boundary element method (BEM) to the initial stress of a sprocket used as a coupling for an engine laboratory dynamometer. Initial visual evaluations indicate the failure initiated in a slot key groove in the hub of the sprocket. The boundary element method, using BEASY, has been used to perform an initial, two-dimensional stress of the sprocket to evaluate the overall affect of the stress concentrations of the key slot. Additional work has been initiated to extend the work of this paper to three-dimensional models which will evaluate effects of other defects noted during a separate failure analysis of the s

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