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A comparative study of “profile-cut” and “clamped-end” for material handling equipment

Abdullah, Muhammad A’imullah (2012) A comparative study of “profile-cut” and “clamped-end” for material handling equipment. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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This research will primarily look at metal joints for boom braces in heavy lifting equipment. Currently, there are many offshore and onshore materials handling manufacturer in the world which apply several method for the design of the boom. “Profile-cut” joints are commonly used for boom braces joint but another alternative joint known as “clamped-end” braces are now used in material handling equipment industry. In “clamped-end” method, the ends of the boom braces are mechanically squashed from the original diameter to fit at the tubular surface with minimal possible distance without the need to create a “profile-cut”. The “clamped-end” braces are then fillet welded. This research will describe the computer simulation work on the design of both types of joints. The joints will be model using Solidwork 2011 and analyze using FEA software, COMSOS. Besides that, the result of the analysis will be verified by using secondary FEA software, ANSYS. The simulation result and mechanical performances of the two types of joints will be discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 01:14
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2012 01:14
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2409
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