WIT Press


High Load Introduction Into Thick-walled CFRP Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM040061

Volume

76

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

1,856 kb

Author(s)

T. Noll, N. Himmel, P. Bastian & M. Heine

Abstract

The subject of an ongoing research project is to substitute a steel gear component by an equivalent carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) structure. This component belongs to an eccentric drive of a knitting machine which transfers dynamic loads up to 30,000 N to the powering con-rods. The high loads are introduced into the structure by spherical roller bearings. The geometry of the CFRP component is a plane solid structure with a thickness varying between 43 and 48 mm slightly modified in comparison to the original steel component shape. It is planned to apply the same bearings which are used in the existing steel structure. The design of the CFRP structure was accomplished by considering three different load cases which include the mechanical service loads of 30,000 N,

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