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Finite Element Analysis of Pallet-Nail Materials Used in Pallet Joint Design for Material Handling Works

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The aim of this research was to construct a nailing model based on the shape and material of the prepared nail-pallet joint. The finite element analysis was used due to the stress occurring in joining process, geometry of the nail and rigidness of the wood material. The behavior of palette system under loading was investigated according to material behavior and strain-stress distribution in this research. In order to simulate phenomena in real system, a simplified model of nail-pallet joint system was worked out. The simplifications concerned mostly geometry of nail. The nail was represented by height h = 60 mm, corresponding with thickness of pallet. The effect of numerical analysis was determination of strains and stresses in working part of the nail-pallet. Results of analysis indicate diverse values of strains and stresses distribution in working part of the nail-pallet depending on its geometry. The numerical analysis of the operational nail-pallet joint system in simulated conditions of nailing in a pallet can be a basis for optimization of cutting edge geometry of joining tools as well as for selection of their mechanical properties and suitable materials. The results of this analysis are helpful for pallet design engineers for material selection and material handling interest.
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Istanbul University, Avcılar, Istanbul, 34320, Turkey
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Istanbul University, Avcılar, Istanbul, 34320, Turkey
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