IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE)

2nd National Conference on "Recent Developments in Mechanical Engineering" [RDME-2013]

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Design, Testing and Manufacturing of Decoiler Unit of a Semi-Automated Spooling Machine
Country : India
Authors : K. A. Mahajan, J.M. Solomon, S. J. Sukhu, K. V. Deshpande, L. S. Singh

Abstract: In a boiler cleaning equipment manufacturing unit, the need to spool the wire is quite essential. Ever since the development of wire rope, comprising multiple wire strands, spooling has presented technical challenges. In this paper, a small-scale automated wire spooling machine was designed, tested and fabricated. The machine will replace the current manual machine. The designed machine integrates mechanical, electrical and electronic components so as to automate it as much as possible. Space requirement of the semi-automatic spooling machine is considerably less too, hence improving the machine aesthetics. The spooling patterns are achieved by controlling separately the gear ratio of the reciprocator and speed of the decoiler assembly unit.

Keywords - Decoiler unit , Semi-automatic, Slip/Safety clutch, Solenoid operated brake, Spring steel wire.

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Study of Mechanical Properties of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) Based Polyamide6/Hytrel Polymer Nano Composites
Country : India
Authors : M. Sawant, B. F. Jogi, P. K. Brahmankar1, D. Ratna

Abstract: It was planned to develop polymer matrix composite through polyamide 6 (PA6)/Hytrel blends and multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWNT) by melt-mixing technique with improved mechanical properties which can be utilized for several potential applications. The specific objective of this work is to study the effect of MWNT as nano filler in the presence of polymer matrix on the mechanical properties of the polymer based nano composite materials. It is envisaged that a polymer layer adsorbed on the MWNT surface may improve mechanical properties due to good adhesion between the filler and the matrix material. Few characterization techniques are utilized to study the advanced nano material. Crystallization and phase change behavior of PA6/Hytrel blends and MWNT studies through differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Mechanical properties are studied with the help of dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) and tensile testing methods.

Keywords – Multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWNT), Mechanical properties, Crystallizatiog

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Modeling and Simulation of Manufacturing Performances using WITNESS
Country : India
Authors : N. V. Ruikar, M. T. Telsang

Abstract: Production methodology aims to improve overall productivity through elimination of wastes and that leads to improve quality is "Just-In-Time‟. The Simulation is the imitation of operation of the real word process. Integration Just-In-Time with Simulation is beneficial to identify the obstacles in implementation and to take appropriate options to implement successfully. For this integration, there are different Simulation Softwares. To study this integration, with the help of "WITNESS" Simulation Software the model is created. This model is based on literature review. The input parameters are Setup Time, Machine Alteration and Shift Alteration and output parameter is Throughput. With the help of Taguchi Method, Design of Experiment is made and obtained results are used for Statistical Analysis. For this Statistical Analysis, "MINITAB" Statistical Software is used. This analysis concludes the optimal solution to get maximum Throughput.

Keywords - Just-In-Time, Manufacturing Performances, Simulation, WITNESS.

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Simulation Modeling Practice and theory, 16, 2008, 278-293.
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Economics Research, 6(5), May 2008, 87-104.
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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : A Review Study on Savonius Wind Rotors for Accessing the Power Performance
Country : India
Authors : A. A. Kadam, S.S. Patil

Abstract: Savonius type Small Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (SVAWT) are self-starting, Omni-directional, requires no yaw mechanism to continuously orient towards the wind direction. Savonius wind turbines are viable in low wind speed regimes and which can be fitted on rooftops and also suitable for the urban areas. This paper deals with the review study of Savonius wind rotors and identifying the various performance parameters to increase its power performance. It has been concluded that, the two blades rotor is more stable in operation than three or more rotor blades, the power coefficient increases with increasing the aspect ratio. The rotor blades with end plates give higher efficiency than those of without end plates.

Keywords - Renewable energy, Savonius wind rotor, Vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT), Wind Energ

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Shrinkage Analysis of Wax Patterns For Aerospace Components in Investment Casting Process
Country : India
Authors : B.Y. Chaudhari, N. Kanoongo, S. Sulakhe, S. D. Pathak

Abstract: Investment casting has been the most widely used process for several centuries for producing components of excellent surface finish, dimensional accuracy and complex shapes. In the present study, work has been done to select a correct wax type with minimum shrinkage for further investment casting process of aerospace components. Wax Patterns were made with different types of waxes namely Pattern Wax, Sprue wax and machine wax. In each case, linear shrinkage was determined. The experimental setup for building the silicone rubber mould is explained, by which different wax are used and aerospace parts are made. The selection of wax is shown by using graphical representation and inspection results of linear shrinkage of no of wax patterns. Accuracy of dimension is the main aim achieved in this paper by shrinkage analysis to get an accurate final product.

Keywords: Shrinkage, Silicone rubber mould, Selection of wax, Pattern wax, Investment casting

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Effect of Tool Design and Process Variables on Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of AA6101-T6 Alloy Welded by Friction Stir Welding
Country : India
Authors : L.V. Kamble, S.N. Soman, P.K. Brahmankar

Abstract: Friction stir welding (FSW) has a potential for wide-spread applications. However, it is necessary to overcome some challenges for its wide-spread usage. Tool design and selection of process variables are critical issues in the usage of this process. This paper tackles the same issues for AA6101-T6 alloy (material used for bus bar conductor, requiring minimum loss of electrical conductivity and good mechanical properties). Two different tool pin geometries (square and hexagonal) and three different process variables, i.e. rotational speeds and welding speeds were selected for the experimental investigation. The welded samples were tested for mechanical properties as well as microstructure. It was observed that square pin profile gave better weld quality than the other profile. Besides, the electrical conductivity of the material was maintained up to 95% of the base metal after welding.

Keyword: FSW, Microstructure analysis, Mechanical properties, Electrical conductivity

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Review Article: Evolution of a Stair-Climbing Power Wheelchair
Country : India
Authors : G. S. Modak, M. M. Bhoomkar

Abstract: The goal of this article is to review the state of the art in the technology for Stair-Climbing Power Wheelchair for people with disabilities, with a particular focus on the technology that is loosely referred to as assistive devices. In the process, we review research that has been done by different groups on Stair-Climbing Power Wheelchair for manipulation and locomotion. We will be less interested in examples of devices that simply perform the mechanical function of a person's limb further therapeutic applications are beyond the scope of this article. Main goal is to provide the reader with an understanding of how the technology and science can be used to develop assistive devices for people with manipulative and locomotive disabilities. Also the analytical work carried out so far in this context is reviewed and discussed.

Keywords: Staircase Climbing Wheelchair, Impaired Mobility, Low Cost Design.

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Paper Type : Research Paper
Title : Depassivation Method of Hard Passive Alloys by Electrochemical Machining
Country : India
Authors : W. G. Kharche, D. S. Bilgi, S. H. Surekar, S. G. Bhatwadekar

Abstract: Recently numbers of materials are discovered for industrial applications. Those materials are having very high hardness and difficult to machining. Such materials are widely used in aerospace, automobile as well as in electronic industries. For mechanical machining purpose the first requirement for the cutting tool is its hardness must be higher than the workpiece. Therefore for machining of such materials non contacting non mechanical machining method or processes are used. In all non contacting methods electrochemical machining process is one of the best alternatives for machining hard passive alloys as well as composite materials. For electrochemical machining process the important requirement for the workpiece material is, 'it must be electrically conductive. Hard passive alloys such as Nickel base Superalloys and composite materials which are electrically conductive are machined by electrochemical machining process irrespective of their hardness. In this paper difficulty in machining hard passive alloys regarding the passivation effect and the economical method of depassivation is studied.

Keywords: Depassivation, Electrochemical machining process, hard passive alloys, passivation, pulse ECM

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