Behavior of a curved sheet handled in a feeding machine

Akihiro Uraoka, Christopher D. Rahn

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In modern society, there are many types of public sheet-handling machines. They must treat various conditions of sheets encountered during processing at high speed. It is therefore necessary to understand the sheet's behavior in order to avoid problems associated with handling it. This paper presents an analytical method to determine the behavior of sheet-handling in a machine. This method is based on a nonlinear simulation that discretizes the sheet into lumped masses and springs. The simulation results are validated with experimental data from a sheet handling machine fed with curved sheets. The experimental results agree well with simulation, showing that this method is useful and practical to predict the behavior of flexible sheets handling in a feeding machine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIMAC-XXV - Celebrating 25 Years of IMAC
StatePublished - 2007
Event25th Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2007, IMAC-XXV - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Feb 19 2007Feb 22 2007


Other25th Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2007, IMAC-XXV
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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