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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 18)
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Structural Optimum Design and Analysis of the Mast of Rotary Drilling Rig Based on Finite Element Method

Yongxiang Li,Weiqiang Xia,Wenquan Shen,Hui Luo
Corresponding Author:  Yongxiang Li 

Key words:  Back sliding wheel, FEA, mast, pulley yoke, rotary drilling rig, ,
Vol. 4 , (18): 3222-3230
Submitted Accepted Published
December 27, 2011 February 09, 2012 September 15, 2012
Abstract:

The objective of this study to minimize the mast deformation by structural optimization of the mast of rotary drilling rig in order to better control its functional operation and improve its performance. For this purpose, a novel optimization scheme for the mast of rotary drilling rig is formulated using 3D graphics software Pro/E together with Finite Element Method. Back sliding wheel installed on the mast is firstly proved to reduce the deformation of the mast of rotary drilling rig effectively. The position of back sliding wheel relative to the mast of rotary drilling rig is adjusted, together with the position of pulley yoke, to obtain the minimum deformation of the mast of rotary drilling rig, which improves the stability of the mast of rotary drilling rig. Optimization efficiency and computational accuracy are demonstrated numerically.
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Yongxiang Li,Weiqiang Xia,Wenquan Shen,Hui Luo, 2012. Structural Optimum Design and Analysis of the Mast of Rotary Drilling Rig Based on Finite Element Method.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(18): 3222-3230.
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