FVA 685 II Couplings under Impact Loads
System behavior of elastomer couplings under shock-type loadsCopyright: MSE
The behavior of elastomer couplings is heavily dependent on the speed of the load application. The FVA 685 I project mad it possible to investigate the behavior of test specimens under shock-type loads by means of a drop tower test. This is a very suitable method for investigating elastomer components under shock-type loads. However, the reaction behavior of test samples is not directly transferrable onto market-standard couplings.
The objective of the proposed project is to use drop tower experiments on different market-standard couplings to develop a standardized parametric model for characterizing the reaction behavior of the couplings under highly dynamic shock-type loads.
- Adaptation of the drop tower test for torsional couplings
- Implementation of characteristic field trials
- Development of a standardized parametric model
- Realization of a torsional impact test bench for validation of the model
Research and project partners
- RWTH Aachen University Institute for Machine Elements and System Engineering, MSE formerly IME
- Centa Antriebe Kirschey GmbH, Haan
- Siemens AG, Bocholt
- Stromag GmbH, Unna
- Vulkan GmbH & Co KG, Herne
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, BMWi
The Federation of Industrial Research Associations "Otto von Guericke", AiF