• FINITE ELEMENTS METHOD MODELLING OF ROLLING BEARINGS

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 13 (2019), Issue 2, pg(s) 62-65

    This study presents to determine the contact stress in rolling bearings by using analytical and numerical method. Analytical solution is obtained by using Hertizan contact theory. Obtained analytical solution by this theory require comparison with the numerical calculations to obtain more accurate results for contact problems. Because of that the same problems are also examined by using finite element method. The geometry of the model being studied gives different type of contact configurations such as a point or line of contact. In cylindrical roller bearing the contact form is line contact and for the ball bearing the contact characteristic is point contact. High stress occurs on both of these two contact areas. Contact stress causes elastic or plastic deformation and the contact area will change depending on the magnitude of the contact stress. Therefore, it is really important to calculate more accurate stress at the contact area.

  • 3-D CAD MODELING AND MODAL ANALYSIS OF LIGHT AIRCRAFT WING USING SOLID WORKS AND ANSYS SOFTWARES

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 8 (2014), Issue 3, pg(s) 51-53

    The aim of this work is to extract modal parameters of a light aircraft wing. Modal parameters like natural frequencies, and mode shapes characterise the dynamic response of a structure and can be used for determining of the wing divergence and flutter. The CAD (Computer-Aided Design) model plays a pivot role in the design and development phases of an aircraft. Creating drawings, preparing reports of assembly and part drawings, preparing bill of materials, the aircraft design becomes easier and faster with the use of CAD system.
    CAD model has to be imported in FEM (Finite Element Method) software, and so it can do FE model, which have to be solved. In this work a light aircraft wing is modelled by SolidWorks software. After that the CAD model is imported in ANSYS Workbench. The FE model is generated and solved by using ANSYS Workbench. The first six natural frequencies and mode shapes are shown for the proposed light aircraft wing.