Title: Dynamic behaviour of a vibration tamper by multi-body simulation

Authors: Christian Schindler; Martin Schwickert; Xiang Yang

Addresses: Chair of Design in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, University Kaiserslautern, Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 42, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany ' Chair of Design in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, University Kaiserslautern, Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 42, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany ' Chair of Design in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, University Kaiserslautern, Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 42, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Abstract: In this paper, the development of a multi-body simulation model of a commercially available vibration tamper is described. It is shown that since there is no permanent contact between the tamper and the ground, while the tamper is running, the composition and consistency of the soil have a significant influence on the vibration system, particularly if the ground is composed of very elastic material. Therefore the reconstruction of the soil is of decisive importance. This article presents a solution for an improved soil model, immediately compatible to MBS-Software applications, which is operable without a time-consuming and circumstantial co-simulation.

Keywords: construction machines; vibration tamper; multi-body simulation; soil modelling; heavy vehicles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2012.047914

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2012 Vol.19 No.3, pp.225 - 243

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Jul 2012 *

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