Optimization of Excavator Sprocket and it's Validation by Test Rig Concept

PRASHANT, DESHPANDE, and SHRIKANT, PHADATARE and SWAPNIL, GHODAKE (2014) Optimization of Excavator Sprocket and it's Validation by Test Rig Concept. In: International Conference on Advances In Engineering And Technology - ICAET 2014, 24 - 25 May, 2014, Rome, Italy.

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Abstract

In an excavator, a sprocket is a toothed wheel that engages with a chain or track to transmit rotary motion. Sprocket, track and idler form an assembly to cause the motion of excavator. Optimization is a methodology of making something (as a design, system, or decision) as fully perfect, functional, or effective as possible to maximize productivity or minimize waste. In this paper, sprocket weight optimization is done with reducing material to get optimized design which can perform well under torque condition keeping same constraints. For this purpose, an FEM tool is used for analyzing existing and optimized sprocket with different types of FEA techniques. Strain Gauging is done for correlation with FEA virtual strain to confirm the loadings. Conceptual Test rig is proposed to validate the optimized sprocket

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Excavator Sprocket, Weight Optimization, Test Rig.
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 12:29
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 12:29
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/2641

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