Investigations on Design and Thermal Analysis of Apple Type Wind Hub
Pages : 195-199
In the Manufacturing industries making of parts are originate with design stage and where the keen attention must be focused. The end quality of final finished part eventually gets enhanced once the efficient and effective design and analysis is carried out by means of providing the better key parameters. Thus the determination of the quality of end part to be held various steps in a manufacturing becomes inevitable so as to ensure the optimal cost and quality. At the same time, it is must to analysis the thermal characteristics during the pouring and curing of molten material during preparation of hub. This research work concerned with the design and thermal analysis of apple model windmill hub. This work comprises of two sections. The first section is concern with material selection and design of the apple type wind mill hub, which is the portion of the windmill which houses the bearings and has provisions for the attachment of the blades. In that section, the parameters required were calculated for casting design such as pouring time, gate and riser and the areas of chills. In the second section, the efforts have been made to investigate the thermal characteristics of designed hub. On observing that the prevalent design results in sound casting and from the simulation made in ANSYS, it witnessed the temperature distribution in different regions of the mould helps to study the thermal stresses in different regions. With this eventual experience the suggestions is made to improve the efficiency of the design aspect to reduce unnecessary losses that leads to flawless production of wind mill hub.
Keywords: Apple model wind hub, Parameters, Casting, Design and Thermal Analysis
Article published in International Journal of Thermal Technologies, Vol.2, No.4 (Dec- 2012)