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Influence of the load occupancy ratio on the dynamic response of an elevator car system

Herrera, I., Su, H. and Kaczmarczyk, S. (2014) Influence of the load occupancy ratio on the dynamic response of an elevator car system. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 706, pp. 128-136. 1662-7482.

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Abstract: In prediction of the dynamic behaviour of an elevator car system, it is important to take into account the influence of passengers’ behaviour in the car. In this paper a simulation model is extended to analyse the influence of various loading car conditions on the dynamic response of the elevator system. This involves the investigation into the dynamic response of the car with different loads. An experimental rig with a rectangular elevator platform fixed on the top of four silent blocks attached to a shaker is designed to conduct experimental tests. The car is excited over a range of frequencies and amplitudes. A number of passengers wearing different type of shoes in the car are investigated. The transmissibility measurements are carried out with a harmonic excitation applied first to an empty car and then to the car with a number of passengers. The excellent agreement from experimental tests with the model predictions is achieved. The passenger’s role to act as a dynamic absorber is assessed and recommendations to achieve the best ride quality under load conditions are provided and summarised.
Additional Information: Special volume entitled: Dynamics and Control of Technical Systems. A pre-publication version of this article was made available electronically by the publisher on 17 December 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Damping, elevator car system, modal analysis, stiffness, vibration
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1370 Elevators
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ170 Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
Creators: Herrera, Ignacio, Su, Huijuan and Kaczmarczyk, Stefan
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Inc.
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Engineering
Date: 17 December 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 128-136
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Mechanics and Materials
Volume: 706
Language: English
ISSN: 1662-7482
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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