Dynamic Characteristics Analysis of an Escalator Using the Computational Dynamics Program

Y S Kwon, C J Park and S R Park

Thursday 1st October 1998

Predicting dynamic characteristics of an escalator by means of the computational dynamic analysis is a meaningful subject, and has not been thoroughly investigated before. The general purpose kinematic and dynamic analysis program, DADS which has been shown to be effective in the dynamic analysis of multi-body is utilized to analyze the interaction of the escalator to be more than 900 independent degree-of-freedom. Thousands of friction contact elements are applied to correctly simulate impact, permanent contact and temporary contact of rollers and the handrail. The presented models experimentally verified to substantiate accuracy and efficacy.

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