Journal of Wood Science

, Volume 63, Issue 2, pp 140–146 | Cite as

Research on the effect of yield strength of circular saw blade on roll tensioning process

Original article


In this paper, a 2-D and 3-D finite element model of roll tensioning process of circular saw blade were established by Static/General module of ABAQUS software based on finite element method. The rolling force and tensioning stress distribution of circular saw blade were calculated by these two models which were proved to be true and reliable. The effects of yield strength of circular saw blade on tensioning stress distribution and rolling force were studied. The research achievements showed that a circular saw blade made with high yield strength obtained a higher tangential compressive stress and radial compressive stress in the rolled region during roll tensioning process, which has both advantages and disadvantages for the stability of the saw blade. Besides, a circular saw blade made with high yield strength also put forward higher requirements for roll tensioning equipment because of the large rolling force during roll tensioning process.


Circular saw blade Roll tensioning Finite element method 



We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31600458) and (No. 31270605).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute of Wood IndustryChinese Academy of ForestryBeijingChina

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