Modeling the collapse of coiled material

Patrick Smolinski, Craig S. Miller, Roy D. Marangoni, Dipo Onipede

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After processing many strip materials are wound or coiled. Winding the material on a mandrel under tension introduces residual stresses in the coil. These stresses and interlayer movement can lead to large deformation and collapse of the coil. Here a finite element analysis is used to examine the stresses and deformation in large coils. A nonlinear jointed material model is used to represent the interlayer sliding and opening. The analysis of coils under different boundary conditions shows that patterns of coil deformation resembling coil collapse can occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-535
Number of pages15
JournalFinite Elements in Analysis and Design
Issue number6
StatePublished - Apr 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • General Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics


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