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Fault mode analysis and reliability optimization design of a mechanical interface based on cylindrical cam mechanisms
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Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering College, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, Liaoning, 116026, P.R. China
Beijing Spacecrafts, Beijing, 100083, P.R. China
Publication date: 2020-12-31
Eksploatacja i Niezawodność – Maintenance and Reliability 2020;22(4):715-723
  • The motion fault modes of a mechanical interfacenbased on coupled cylindrical cam mechanisms were presented.
  • The performance functions of the interface are established for analyzing the motion faults based on Monte Carlo simulation.
  • The fault probability of the interface is inversely proportional to the rotation speed of the drive ring. When the protrusion length of the interface case is extended to 3-3.8mm, the fault probability becomes zero.
The mechanical interface has the characteristics of low shock and vibration, and is emphasized in the aerospace and ocean engineering fields. In this paper, a mechanical interface based on coupled cylindrical cam mechanisms is designed. It can achieve the expected functions, but there exist faults in some times. The fault modes and causes of the interface are firstly analyzed. Then a design approach based on Monte Carlo simulation is presented for analyzing and optimizing its reliability. According to the fault modes, the performance functions of the interface are established for obtaining the optimal scheme. A case is given to illustrate the proposed method. The simulation results and the prototype experiments prove that the optimization scheme effectively improves the reliability of the interface, and has better performance than the original one.
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