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Finite element models for brush-debris interaction in road sweeping

(2010) ACTA MECHANICA. 215(1-4). p.71-84
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In this paper, 2-D and 3-D finite element (FE) models for particle removal mechanisms are constructed to study the interaction between brush tines and debris in road sweeping processes. A 2-D contact FE analysis is first performed to analyse the contact behaviour between a flicking brush tine and an object to sweep. Using this model, the removal mechanisms are studied and analysed. Furthermore, the effect of brush penetration on debris removal is investigated. The 2-D sweeping model is extended to an accurate 3-D contact model, which overcomes some geometric errors in the 2-D model. From the results, it is suggested that the major removal mechanisms are a horizontal dragging force and a rolling moment generated by the external forces. It is also found that penetration has a positive contribution when it is relatively small in a non-sticky environment. Furthermore, in this environment, it is found that sweeping loads have a small effect on the removal process as either flicking tines or cutting tines can produce adequate removal loads.
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MECHANISMS, PARTICLE ADHESION, REMOVAL, SURFACES

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Abdel Wahab, Magd et al. “Finite Element Models for Brush-debris Interaction in Road Sweeping.” ACTA MECHANICA 215.1-4 (2010): 71–84. Print.
APA
Abdel Wahab, M., Wang, C., Vanegas Useche, L., & Parker, G. (2010). Finite element models for brush-debris interaction in road sweeping. ACTA MECHANICA, 215(1-4), 71–84.
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Abdel Wahab, Magd, C Wang, L Vanegas Useche, and Graham Parker. 2010. “Finite Element Models for Brush-debris Interaction in Road Sweeping.” Acta Mechanica 215 (1-4): 71–84.
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Abdel Wahab, Magd, C Wang, L Vanegas Useche, and Graham Parker. 2010. “Finite Element Models for Brush-debris Interaction in Road Sweeping.” Acta Mechanica 215 (1-4): 71–84.
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Abdel Wahab M, Wang C, Vanegas Useche L, Parker G. Finite element models for brush-debris interaction in road sweeping. ACTA MECHANICA. 2010;215(1-4):71–84.
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M. Abdel Wahab, C. Wang, L. Vanegas Useche, and G. Parker, “Finite element models for brush-debris interaction in road sweeping,” ACTA MECHANICA, vol. 215, no. 1–4, pp. 71–84, 2010.
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  abstract     = {In this paper, 2-D and 3-D finite element (FE) models for particle removal mechanisms are constructed to study the interaction between brush tines and debris in road sweeping processes. A 2-D contact FE analysis is first performed to analyse the contact behaviour between a flicking brush tine and an object to sweep. Using this model, the removal mechanisms are studied and analysed. Furthermore, the effect of brush penetration on debris removal is investigated. The 2-D sweeping model is extended to an accurate 3-D contact model, which overcomes some geometric errors in the 2-D model. From the results, it is suggested that the major removal mechanisms are a horizontal dragging force and a rolling moment generated by the external forces. It is also found that penetration has a positive contribution when it is relatively small in a non-sticky environment. Furthermore, in this environment, it is found that sweeping loads have a small effect on the removal process as either flicking tines or cutting tines can produce adequate removal loads.},
  author       = {Abdel Wahab, Magd and Wang, C and Vanegas Useche, L and Parker, Graham},
  issn         = {0001-5970},
  journal      = {ACTA MECHANICA},
  keywords     = {MECHANISMS,PARTICLE ADHESION,REMOVAL,SURFACES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-4},
  pages        = {71--84},
  title        = {Finite element models for brush-debris interaction in road sweeping},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00707-010-0304-y},
  volume       = {215},
  year         = {2010},
}

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