MME  Vol.1 No.2 , November 2011
Virtual Prototype Modeling and Simulation of Pipe Wagon Articulating System
ABSTRACT
Virtual prototype of pipe wagon articulating (PWA) system has been developed and simulated based on the kinematics and dynamics of machinery and Automatic Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems (ADAMS) software. It has been integrated with real-time three dimensional (3-D) system simulations for detailed and responsive interaction with dynamic virtual environments. By using this virtual model, the conceptual design examination and performance analysis of the PWA system have been realized dynamically in virtual laboratory. System dynamic force, displacement and tension of pipe have been measured through verifying this 3- D virtual prototype. By comparing the static tension and dynamic tension of pipe, the difference between the two kind tensions has been found. The simulated dynamic tension is much greater than the static tension obtained from the static theory. The results attained in this work suggest that the conceptual designed PWA system can meet the requirements of the operation.

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nullY. Li, S. Frimpong and W. Liu, "Virtual Prototype Modeling and Simulation of Pipe Wagon Articulating System," Modern Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2011, pp. 38-46. doi: 10.4236/mme.2011.12006.
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