Shakedown of Rolling Wheel under Hub Loading

by Subhash C. Anand, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC,
Vijay K. Garg, (M.ASCE), Sr. Proj. Engr.; Electromotive Div., General Motors Corp., LaGrange, IL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 6, Pg. 1237-1251

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: A consistent finite element model for a circular wheel is developed based on triangular and quasi-triangular elements and a piecewise-linear displacement field. The minimum stress-rate principles of plasticity are used to obtain solutions of two-dimensional continuum problems with internal unloading. A piecewise-linear approximation of the Tresca yield condition is used. Elastic-plastic solution of a wheel with a hub load rolling on a rigid track is obtained for the first few revolutions until a steady-state condition is reached. A shakedown condition for the wheel is demonstrated.

Subject Headings: Vehicle loads | Finite element method | Load factors | Displacement (mechanics) | Plasticity | Approximation methods | Elastic analysis |

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