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Design and Analysis Aspects of Pressure Vessel with Quick Lock Door


Alan Backianathan J , The oxford college of engineering ; Raviprakash M, The oxford college of engineering


Autoclave, Sliding Flanges, Quick Lock, Closing and Locking, Design and Finite Element Analysis


An autoclave is the pressure vessel used for curing the composite material at an elevated pressure and temperature. In general, autoclaves are provided with an opening almost equal to shell diameter for the ease of loading and unloading of the components that need to be processes. This shell opening need to be closed and locked quickly by means of doors and flanges. In this project the spherical dished door is employed for closing the shell opening and a very simple and effective type of innovative sliding flanges are used for quick lock. These innovative flanges with door can be mainly used for large size of autoclave where the vessel diameter is more than 6 meters and also even it is applicable for small size autoclave. The process of closing and locking of the door should be as quick as possible to reduce the operation time. In this project, with a single arrangement both closing and locking happens simultaneously, there by simplifying the overall system. In this project the complete design of pressure vessel (Autoclave) with sliding flanges is carried out and each parts of autoclave is modeled and assembled through a software solid edge ST6.And also finite element modeling and analysis of autoclave with sliding flanges has been carried out using HYPERMESH v11.0 and MSC/NASTRAN is used as a solver. A main aim of carrying out the finite element modeling and analysis for the autoclave is to check whether the complete autoclave is able to withstand the design pressure load are not.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I60477
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2016
Page(s): 909-912

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