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Influence of imperfect joints and geometrical tolerances on a circuit breaker dynamics

Abstract : The aim of this paper is to understand the influence of clearances in the kinematic joints, dimensional and geometrical tolerances associated with the parts, on the performance of a circuit breaker mechanism in the trip operation. Operating mechanism and trip unit are the essential components of a miniature circuit breaker. The operating and trip mechanisms are made of ten parts with revolute and cylindrical joints with clearance, and ve unilateral contacts with friction. This mechanism is based on quick-make and quick-break principle. The Moreau-Jean nonsmooth contact dynamics (NSCD) numerical method is used to perform the simulations. The numerical results are validated by careful comparisons with experimental data.
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Narendra Akhadkar, Vincent Acary, Bernard Brogliato. Influence of imperfect joints and geometrical tolerances on a circuit breaker dynamics. IFToMM WC 2019: Advances in Mechanism and Machine Science, Jun 2019, Krakow, Poland. pp.3069-3078, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-20131-9_302⟩. ⟨hal-02440880⟩



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