Journal of Bionic Engineering

, Volume 5, Supplement 1, pp 60–65 | Cite as

Study on Mechanics of Driving Drum with Superelastic Convexity Surface Covering-Layer Structure

  • Lin-jing XiaoEmail author
  • Xiu-hua Sui
  • De-jun Miao


Belt conveyor is one of the main transport equipment in coal mine and the driving drum is its key part. With the method of bionic design, the mushroom morphological structure is applied to the design of covering-layer structure of driving drum surface of belt conveyor. Superelastic rubber with large deformation is adopted as the covering-layer material. Nonlinear constitutive model of rubber, which is of superelasticity and large deformation, is established. The stress states and deformation principles of driving drums including both bionic covering-layer and common covering-layer are obtained by static intensity analysis with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software ANSYS. The values of the stress and strain on the driving drum surface are gotten and the dangerous area is determined. FEA results show that the superelastic convexity surface structure can enlarge the contact area between the driving drum and viscoelastic belt. The results also show that in comparison with common driving drum, the bionic surface driving drum can not only increase the friction coefficient between drum and belt but also prolong its service life.


bionics convexity driving drum surface finite element analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Mechanical and Electronic EngineeringShandong University of Science and TechnologyQingdaoP. R. China
  2. 2.College of Resource and Environment EngineeringShandong University of Science and TechnologyQingdaoP. R. China

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