EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL DETERMINATION OF PRESS FRAME ELASTICITY
- 1 Faculty of Tehnical Sciences,University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
- 2 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- 3 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,University of Niš, Niš, Serbia
In this paper elastic deflections of press frame when symmetric load is applied have been investigated and press stiffness calculated. The commercial FEM package ABAQUS was used to estimate elastic stress and elastic deformation of press frame in case of 6.3 MN hydraulic press. For validation of FE results both axial and radial displacements of the press frame were measured by means of universal displacement transducers. Obtained results are compared and discussed.