E3S Web Conf.
Volume 46, 20183rd International Conference on Energy and Environmental Protection
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||13 September 2018|
Analysis of the structure of the frame of a trailer for transport of bales of compressed straw in the aspect of minimization of materials and energy consumption
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Mechanics and Petrochemistry, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Łukasiewicza 17, 09-400 Płock, Poland
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The article presents the development of a structure model and numerical analysis of the trailer frame assembly intended for transporting bales of compressed straw, which may be a potential source of cheap and ecological energy. The aim of the analysis was to minimize the use of construction materials (reduction of the total weight), simplification of manufacturing technology, and thus energy savings in the production and operation. The aforementioned aspects also play a key role in environmental protection issues. The digital models of frame assemblies were made and subjected to static strength analysis. The structure was evaluated in terms of strength, based on the calculations made using the finite element method. The distribution of simulation parameters in the area of the tested structure made it possible to partially optimize the loadbearing system of the trailer, due to the adopted decision criterion in the form of reduction of the total weight and simplification of the structure, while meeting the limitations resulting from the values of stresses, displacements, safety factor in the admissible range. The material savings obtained for the optimal variant will result in simplification of manufacturing technology, energy savings and reduction of costs during production and operation.
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