Analysis of a forming press for composite panel fabrication

Shenoy, Srinivas H and Nayak, Suhas Y and Gupta, Yash Vardhana and Chowgule, Revati and Bharadwaj, Kapil B (2015) Analysis of a forming press for composite panel fabrication. International journal of core engineering & management, 1 (12). pp. 185-192. ISSN 2348 -9510

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Modern day engineering has incorporated composites in every facet of the growing technological applications. Not only is the strength comparable to the conventionally used materials, its low mass characteristic has made it an integral part of many manufactured goods and engineering applications. Pneumatic and hydraulic presses can be used in composite forming. Pneumatic presses are preferred, as the process is much faster than hydraulic presses and their flexibility helps in reducing fabrication time. The present study aims at optimizing the existing design of a pneumatic press in an attempt to remove redundant material and make it more economical. Changes are made to the existing model to ensure portability, ease of handling the composite post curing, and ability to handle fatigue loads, larger load carrying capability and faster processing time. Accessories that enable fabrication of larger sized composite panels are also incorporated. Comparisons of the press with an identical design using different materials to achieve cost effectiveness and longer machine life are also examined

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composites, pneumatic press, forming, fabrication, optimizing.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2015 09:52
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2015 09:52

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