E3S Web Conf.
Volume 109, 2019International Conference Essays of Mining Science and Practice
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||09 July 2019|
Optimizing service life of conveyor belts while transporting bulk load
Institute of Geotechnical Mechanics named by N. Poljakov of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 49005, Dnipro, Simferopolska Str., 2a, Ukraine
* Corresponding author: Sly3@i.ua
The paper considers problems concerning optimization of service life of a conveyor belt in terms of its bulk material loading. Statement of the problem of belt life optimization is in the determining minimum of difference between squared velocity of a conveyor belt and projection of horizontal component of the load velocity when it contacts a belt onto the belt motion plane. The problem was solved numerically taking into consideration the objective function, varied parameters, and their limitation. Cases of direct-flow loading and loading with the help of special devices with straight and curved trough profiles have been analyzed. Regularities of changes in the belt service life due to significant factors in terms of direct-flow loading and loading with special device have been obtained to perform comparative analysis of different variants in terms of similar value of the objective function. The variants with maximum belt life and minimum objective function have been selected. For short conveyors, in terms of direct-flow loading, belt life decreases by 1.5–2.0 times comparing to the use of a loading device, and in terms of long conveyors, it decreases by 5–6 times, if value of the objective function is 0.5–1.0 m2/s2.
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