Title: An analytical solution to steady-state temperature distribution of N-layer viscoelastic suspensions used in crawler vehicles

Authors: Yong Song; Dagang Sun; Xin Zhang; Bijuan Yan

Addresses: Faculty of Mechanical and Precision Instrument Engineering, Xi'an University of Technology, 5 Jinhua South Road, Xi'an, 710048, Shannxi, China ' Faculty of Mechanical and Precision Instrument Engineering, Xi'an University of Technology, 5 Jinhua South Road, Xi'an, 710048, Shannxi, China; School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, 66 Waliu Road, Taiyuan, 030024, Shanxi, China ' Faculty of Mechanical and Precision Instrument Engineering, Xi'an University of Technology, 5 Jinhua South Road, Xi'an, 710048, Shannxi, China ' School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, 66 Waliu Road, Taiyuan, 030024, Shanxi, China

Abstract: An analytical method is proposed for solving the steady-state temperature distribution of N-layer viscoelastic suspensions with non-uniform heat generation. To find the temperature distribution laws of the suspension, the heat flow and temperature distribution formulas are derived. Two numerical examples are performed to verify the correction of the derived formulas. The temperature results obtained by the derived formulas are compared with those obtained by Finite Element Method (FEM). The results show strong consistency with each other, which indicates that the proposed method is valid and feasible. The derived formulas can provide reference for the development of high performance N-layer viscoelastic suspensions.

Keywords: analytical solutions; construction machines; multilayer; steady state; temperature distribution; viscoelastic suspension; crawler vehicles; heat flow; finite element method; FEM; heavy vehicles; vehicle suspension.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2012.047917

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2012 Vol.19 No.3, pp.281 - 298

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Jul 2012 *

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