Static Analysis of a Rotating Part

  • Mustafa Sulaiman AL-Nabhani Department of Mechanical Engineering, Coventry University , Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB, United Kingdom
  • Rui Cai Department of Mechanical Engineering, Coventry University , Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB, United Kingdom
Keywords: Composite material, FEA, Rotating part, Stress analysis


In this study, the composite orthotropic annular rotating part of carbon fibre reinforced polymer is investigated statically. Rotating structure is modeled in CATIA V5 and meshed in HyperMesh 13.0 to be analytically simulated in ANSYS 16.1 APDL. The static behaviour of the radial, circumferential and longitudinal stresses and deformations are obtained and analysed at six various angular velocities up to 2727.27 rad/s. It is noted that the simulated magnitudes of the hoop stress are higher than that of the radial and longitudinal stresses. However, the maximum displacements are found to be in the longitudinal and radial directions respectively. In addition, these stresses are observed to increase as the angular velocities increased.


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