Nonlinear static analysis of air cushion in SolidWorks Simulation 2016

Dominik Kwiatkowski,

Edward Lisowski

Abstrakt

The paper presents the results of research for load lifting process for a single pneumatic cushion. The load lifting process has been simulated in SolidWorks Simulation using the model of Mooney-Rivlin for hyperelastic material. Research was conducted based on a simplified 3D model and drawn up a mathematical model of pneumatic cushions determining of non-linear static characteristics for the lifting height depending on the weight of the load and supply pressure. The results compare with the results of laboratory tests conducted for the platform equipped with four air cushions.

Słowa kluczowe: CAD 3D, FEM, Mooney-Rivlin, air cushion
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