Analysis of Steady Heat Conduction for Rubber Pads of a Tank Track Subjected to Dynamic Loading

동적하중을 받는 궤도차량 고무패드의 정상 열전도 해석

  • Kim, Hyung-Je (Division of Mechanical Engineering Pukyong National University) ;
  • Kim, Byung-Tak (Division of Mechanical Engineering Pukyong National University)
  • 김형제 (부경대학교 공과대학 기계공학부) ;
  • 김병탁 (부경대학교 공과대학 기계공학부)
  • Published : 2001.09.30


The rubber pads era tank which undergo dynamic deformations with the sufficient amplitudes and frequencies lead to a considerable internal temperature rise due to the heat generation. The heat generation which is dependent on the viscoelastic characteristics or a rubber is due to the conversion of partial mechanical energy into thermal energy identical to the area oi hysteresis loop. Heat generation without adequate heat dissipation leads to heat build-up and the excessive temperature rite exerts a bad influence upon the performance and the life of rubber products. In this paper, temperature distributions of the rubber pads of a tank track subjected to dynamic loads are obtained under the assumption of the steady state. Heat generation rates used in this finite element analysis are acquired through experiments and the computed temperature fields are displayed in isothermal contour regions.