HDPE As An Alternate Material for Metal Shroud Used in Screw Air Compressor Canopy: Analysis and Fabrication
K Suresh Karthikeyan1, Sanjivi Arul2
1Suresh Karthieyan K*, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India.
2Sanjivi Arul, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India.
Manuscript received on December 17, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 411-416 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: A4535119119/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4535.019320
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Abstract: Use of alternate material is always a continuous development in any industry. Such proposals aim at weight reduction, improve life of the components and reduce the components cost. When it comes to the compressor application, there is always a challenge in replacing such parts with polymers, especially on the canopy parts. This study aims at replacing the material of screw compressor canopy with a suitable material with the target of weight and cost reduction, without compromising the functional requirements. Suitable material for the shroud assembly is chosen using the theoretical method and validated using finite element analysis. Suitable process is chosen for the Proto-type shroud from the proposed alternate material (HDPE) and tested in the real-time environment
Keywords: HDPE, Shroud, FEA, Screw Air Compressor, Alternate Material, Canopy
Scope of the Article: Materials Engineering