An analytical solution to steady-state temperature distribution of N-layer viscoelastic suspensions used in crawler vehicles Online publication date: Sat, 20-Dec-2014
by Yong Song; Dagang Sun; Xin Zhang; Bijuan Yan
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS), Vol. 19, No. 3, 2012
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.
Online publication date: Sat, 20-Dec-2014
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