Durability Study on Structural Strength due to the Shape of Excavator Wheel

굴삭기휠의 형상별 구조 강도에 대한 내구성 연구

  • Received : 2013.04.11
  • Accepted : 2013.05.13
  • Published : 2013.11.01


This study investigates the strength durability on the results of structural and vibration analysis due to the shape of excavator wheel. As model 2 has the least stress by comparing three models with maximum equivalent stress, model 2 has most durability among three models at static analysis. Maximum equivalent stress is shown at the bottom part contacted with ground and this part on wheel is most affected by load in cases of all models. Safety factor can be decided with the value of 2.3 by considering the yield stress of this model. The range of maximum harmonic response frequencies becomes 6900 to 7000Hz. As model 2 has the least total deformation and equivalent stress at these critical frequencies, model 2 has the most durability at vibration analysis among three models. The structural and vibration analysis results in this study can be effectively utilized with the design of excavator wheel by investigating prevention and durability against its damage.


Excavator wheel;Structural analysis;Safety factor;Vibration analysis;Harmonic response frequencie;Strength durability


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