Revista Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad de Antioquia
Print version ISSN 0120-6230
CAMPOS PEREZ, Yamill and FRANCO RODRIGUEZ, Rosendo. Design of cast iron square box couplings for sugar cane mills by the method of finite elements. Rev.fac.ing.univ. Antioquia [online]. 2007, n.41, pp. 120-131. ISSN 0120-6230.
The internal stresses generated in the square box couplings of cast iron for sugar cane mills are studied. Also, mathematical expressions are obtained to calculate the equivalent stresses, and the influence of parameters such as: external diameter of the square box coupling, dimensions of the square hole, speed of rotation and power. For obtaining these expressions the Finite Elements Method was used (MEF), with the software COSMOS/M version 2.6. Finally, a standardization of the square box couplings was done with the purpose of reducing their variety.
Keywords : square box couplings; sugar cane mill; finite elements method.