Impact of flange geometry on the ultimate axial load capacity of V-band clamps

M. Muller, S. M. Barrans

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Abstract

Modern turbochargers typically comprise a body in three parts; the turbine and compressor housings and the bearing housing. The preferred method of joining these three parts, in automotive applications, is to use a band clamp with a flat bottomed V-shaped cross section mating with appropriate flanges on the body sections. This method of clamping allows for rapid assembly and infinitely variable relative rotational orientation of the body parts. In this paper finite element analyses are carried out to predict the influence of different flange geometries to the ultimate axial load capacity (UALC), which show a significant dependency on the flange thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging
PublisherInstitution of Mechanical Engineers
Pages183-192
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781907599156
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event9th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging - Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 May 201020 May 2010
Conference number: 9
https://www.tib.eu/en/search/id/TIBKAT%3A689169043/

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Conference9th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period19/05/1020/05/10
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Muller, M., & Barrans, S. M. (2010). Impact of flange geometry on the ultimate axial load capacity of V-band clamps. In 9th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging (pp. 183-192). Institution of Mechanical Engineers.