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Volume 254, 2019XXIII Polish-Slovak Scientific Conference on Machine Modelling and Simulations (MMS 2018)
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Section||Modelling of Structural Materials, Composites and Nanomaterials|
|Published online||15 January 2019|
Preliminary research of the thermomechanical properties of the round drive belts
Chair of Basics of Machine Design, Poznan University of Technology, Piotrowo 3 Street, 60-965 Poznan, Poland
2 Polymer Division, Poznan University of Technology, Piotrowo 3 Street, 60-138 Poznan, Poland
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Most of the industrial machines use round-shaped drive belts for power transfer. These drive belts are often a few millimeters in diameter, and made of thermoplastic elastomer, especially polyurethane. Their production process requires the bonding step, which is often performed by hot plate butt welding. The authors have undertaken an effort to design an automatic welding machine, which calls for an analysis of the hot plate welding process consisting in describing the dependency between the technological parameters (temperature, pressure force, time) and the quality of the joint. To analyze this process in a proper way, it is necessary to describe the physical phenomena in the material during temperature and force impacts. In this case the research of thermomechanical properties of the belts is needed. The paper shows results of some preliminary research of the thermomechanical properties of the polyurethane. This research allows to predict the material reaction to increased temperature and force during hot plate welding.
Key words: round belts / drive belts / polyurethane belts / compression test
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