Computer based model of vibro-impact driving

Howe Ping Lok, Richard D. Neilson*, Albert A. Rodger

*Corresponding author for this work

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A computer based model of a novel vibro-impact ground moling system is presented as an aid to designing such systems. The equations of motion governing tbe system are presented and a corresponding laboratory model is described. The model includes elasto-plastic modelling of the end resistance and Coulomb terms for side resistance between the soil and the body of the moling system. Results for both penetration time histories and end resistance time histories from both the model and the rig are presented which shew that the model can adequately predict the motion of the mele for design purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780791819777
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventASME 1999 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1999 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 12 Sept 199916 Sept 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference


ConferenceASME 1999 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors wish to acknowledge the technical and financial support provided by the Department of Engineering, University of Aberdeen.

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 1999 by ASME


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