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Ultimate axial load capacity of v-band clamp joints.

Muller , M and Barrans, Simon (2009) Ultimate axial load capacity of v-band clamp joints. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2009: CEARC’09. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 14-18. ISBN 9781862180857

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Abstract

Band clamps with a flat bottomed V-section are used to connect a pair of circular flanges to provide a joint with significant axial strength. Despite the wide application of V-band clamps, their behaviour is not fully understood and the ultimate axial strength is currently only available from physical testing. This physical testing has indicated that the ultimate strength is determined by two different types of structural deformation, an elastic deformation mode and a plastic deformation mode. Initial finite element analysis work has demonstrated that analysis of this class of problem is not straightforward. This paper discusses the difficulties encountered when simulating this type of component interaction where contact is highly localised and contact pressures are high and therefore presents a finite element model to predict the ultimate axial load capacity of V-band clamps.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: V-band retainer, plasticity, finite element analysis, cold roll forming
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Centre for Precision Technologies
School of Computing and Engineering > Centre for Precision Technologies > Engineering Control and Machine Performance Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference (CEARC)
School of Computing and Engineering > Pedagogical Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Turbocharger Research Institute
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2010 10:14
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2014 11:18
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/6855

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