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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/22/S09.040

FEM ANALYSIS OF A CONVEYOR BELT ON THE DRIVING DRUM OF A PIPE CONVEYOR

G. Fedorko, B. Jassova
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-02-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 22, 321-328 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/22/S09.040

ABSTRACT

The contribution deals with pipe conveyors, which currently provide great environmental and economic benefits. Construction of the pipe conveyor is developed from standard belt conveyors with one major distinction, which is forming of the conveyor belt into the pipe. Wrapping the belt into the pipe form prevent leakage of material under the conveyor path and contamination of the surroundings. Among the main advantages belongs, in addition to the environmental impact, the option to transport material in both belt strands, which allows the application in the energy industry, construction and metallurgical industries. The aim of the paper is to describe simulation of the passage of the conveyor pipe belt through driving drum according to the selected criteria, using model formed in the Abaqus/CAE program. The aim is to add the knowledge needed for research, testing and designing of pipe conveyor belts. The results obtained represent a new knowledge base in the field of ecological transportation of bulk and raw materials. When passing the driving drum conveyor belts are subjected to deformation forces, which are due to its structure, due to the influence of transported material and the tensile force.

Keywords: FEM, conveyor, transport, analysis