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Study on Amplitude and Flatness Characteristics of Elastic Thin Strip under Fluid–Structure Interaction Vibration Excited by Unsteady Airflow

School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
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Metals 2019, 9(5), 496; https://doi.org/10.3390/met9050496
Received: 22 March 2019 / Revised: 26 April 2019 / Accepted: 26 April 2019 / Published: 28 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Researches and Simulations in Steel Rolling)
Based on unsteady airflow excitation and elastic thin strip vibration theory, a SI-FLAT flatness meter was taken as the research object, and an amplitude–residual stress simulation analysis model of the cold rolling strip under aerodynamic loads was established by using ANSYS Workbench. First, the influences of fluid–structure interaction on the strip amplitude distribution and the flatness calculation deviation were analyzed. It was found that the analysis with fluid–structure interaction matched the actual measurement of the flatness meter better. Then, the influences of different aerodynamic loads and tensions on the strip midpoint amplitude and the flatness calculation deviation were analyzed. It was found that when alternating aerodynamic loads increased, the strip amplitude increased in the form of a quadratic polynomial. However, when the tensions decreased, the strip amplitude decreased exponentially. The strip dimensions also influenced the amplitude of vibration: The wider and thinner the strip, the larger the amplitude. Finally, the influences of different flatness defects on the strip amplitude distribution and the flatness calculation deviation were analyzed. The deviation was serious on the strip edge, and the fluctuation characteristics of the deviation were opposite to those of the initial flatness defects. View Full-Text
Keywords: strip; flatness; vibration amplitude; fluid–structure interaction; finite element method strip; flatness; vibration amplitude; fluid–structure interaction; finite element method
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Li, H.; Han, G.; Yang, J.; Li, N.; Zhang, J. Study on Amplitude and Flatness Characteristics of Elastic Thin Strip under Fluid–Structure Interaction Vibration Excited by Unsteady Airflow. Metals 2019, 9, 496.

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