Finite element analysis of the static stiffness of a foundation for large machine tool

A. Myers, D. G. Ford, S. Barrans

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Abstract

To perform satisfactorily a machine tool must be both statically and dynamically rigid. Its static stiffness determines its ability to produce dimensionally accurate parts and its dynamic stiffness affects both the quality of the component's surface finish and the maximum metal removal rates that can be achieved. Virtually all medium to large machine tools rely upon a concrete foundation to provide adequate structural support in-order that the machine is sufficiently rigid to perform satisfactorily. This paper describes the theoretical analysis and subsequent validation of an investigation into the static stiffness of the concrete foundation for a large moving gantry machining centre. The analysis was carried out using the latest Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software [1] and the results were physically validated by measurement of the foundation deflections under a variety of applied loading conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Metrology and Machine Performance VII
Subtitle of host publication7th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robotic Performance, LAMDAMAP 2005
EditorsPaul Shore
Publishereuspen
Pages77-86
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781861941183, 1861941188
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005
Event7th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, CMM and Machine Tool Performance - Cranfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 200530 Jun 2005
Conference number: 7
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Conference

Conference7th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, CMM and Machine Tool Performance
Abbreviated titleLAMDAMAP 2005
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCranfield
Period27/06/0530/06/05
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Myers, A., Ford, D. G., & Barrans, S. (2005). Finite element analysis of the static stiffness of a foundation for large machine tool. In P. Shore (Ed.), Laser Metrology and Machine Performance VII : 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Laser Metrology, Machine Tool, CMM and Robotic Performance, LAMDAMAP 2005 (pp. 77-86). euspen.