Dragline Field Testing

Guan, Zhiqiang, Faruquee, Zakir, Horton, Bradley and Gurgenci, Hal (2001). Dragline Field Testing. In: Alfred L. Wicks and Raj Singhal, Proceedings of SPIE: Proceedings of IMAC-XIX, Vols 1 & 2- a conference on structural dynamic. 19th International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC), Kissimmee, Florida, (1556-1560). 4-8 Feb 2001.

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Author Guan, Zhiqiang
Faruquee, Zakir
Horton, Bradley
Gurgenci, Hal
Title of paper Dragline Field Testing
Conference name 19th International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC)
Conference location Kissimmee, Florida
Conference dates 4-8 Feb 2001
Proceedings title Proceedings of SPIE: Proceedings of IMAC-XIX, Vols 1 & 2- a conference on structural dynamic   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Proceedings of Imac-Xix: a Conference On Structural Dynamics, Vols 1 and 2   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Bethel, CT
Publisher Society for Experimental Mechanics Inc
Publication Year 2001
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISBN 0912053720
ISSN 0277-786X
Editor Alfred L. Wicks
Raj Singhal
Volume 4359
Start page 1556
End page 1560
Total pages 5
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Draglines are the most expensive pieces of equipment used in coal mines at a cost of $50 M to $100M each. Improving their productivity will produce major benefits to the coal mining industry. The dynamic behaviour of the dragline structure has a significant effect on the fatigue life of the main components of a dragline and related maintenance costs. This paper describes the field tests conducted on the dragline DRE23 at the Peak Down coal mine, Queensland, Australia. Sixteen accelerometers were installed on the dragline boom and mast. Three different excitation methods were used in the test: 5.4-kg impact hammer, dragline bucket impulse and ambient excitations produced during normal operation. The aim of the modal testing was set to explore the six global modes for the dragline boom structure. The results showed that the impact hammer excitation was not adequate to excite any of the global modes. The excitation produced by bucket impulse was powerful but was difficult to control. The output-only identification using the response to the ambient excitation was promising but it was difficult to identify all targeted global modes.
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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