Volume 39, Issue 1 (January 2011)

    Validation Through Finite Element Simulation of the Behaviour of a Polyurethane Shock Absorber Under In-Service and Extreme Conditions

    (Received 28 December 2009; accepted 11 June 2010)

    Published Online: 2010

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    The safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts, currently in force in Europe, include several requirements concerning the behaviour of the shock absorbers when stopping an elevator. In this paper, a finite element model simulating the behaviour of a cellular polyurethane shock absorber has been developed. The material mechanical behaviour was simulated by means of an elastomeric foam theoretical model, previously calibrated in a former paper. Several in-service and extreme condition scenarios have been analysed with this numerical model, thus verifying the fulfilment of the requirements of the standard.


    Author Information:

    Ferreño, D.
    Laboratorio de la División de Ciencia e Ingeniería de los Materiales (LADICIM), E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Univ. de Cantabria, Santander,

    Cicero, S.
    Laboratorio de la División de Ciencia e Ingeniería de los Materiales (LADICIM), E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander,

    Carrascal, I.
    Laboratorio de la División de Ciencia e Ingeniería de los Materiales (LADICIM), E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander,

    Meng, E.
    Ascensores Amuesa Polígono Industrial Raos, Santander,


    Stock #: JTE102940

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE102940

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    Title Validation Through Finite Element Simulation of the Behaviour of a Polyurethane Shock Absorber Under In-Service and Extreme Conditions
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