The Study of a Neoprene Elevator Roller Guide

This study uses ANSYS to improve the manufacturing and design of a neoprene elevator roller guide. The study uses 2d and 3d hyperelastic and contact elements to model neoprene material tests and also highly deformed roller guide proof tests. The ANSYS analysis succeeded in modeling the neoprene material performance. Geometry changes in the shape of the neoprene were studied to reduce adhesion stresses between the neoprene and aluminum center hub, and yet maintain the spring stiffness of the current roller guide design.

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