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Structural Optimization of Roller Bracket of Horizontal Bandsaw Machine by using Topology Optimization


Mr. Pratik R. Magdum , DKTE Society's Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji; Mr. Vijay A. Kamble, DKTE Society's Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji; Mr. Ajit R. Balwan, DKTE Society's Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji


Roller Bracket, Horizontal Bandsaw Machine, Hypermesh, Optistruct, Topology Optiomization, Photoelastic Model, Polariscope


Weight reduction of machine tool is an inevitable trend for machine tool manufacturing industry to meet the strategic requirements of material saving, energy saving and environment protection. This project is about Weight reduction of roller bracket of horizontal bandsaw machine by using structural optimization technique. Roller bracket used in stock bar supporting assembly in this assembly total 6 roller bracket are required. In this Roller used to carries weight of stock bar which going to cut by bandsaw machine and this roller supported to roller bracket. This work for structural design and weight reduction of Roller bracket by using topology optimization method. In this work reduce the use material for cost reduction by using Altair Hyper works software and modeled using solid works. First conducted analysis on existing bracket for getting Displacement and stress. Next Topology Optimization method. As per topology result prepared CAD model in solid works and again carried analysis on optimized model. From the validation purpose conducted experimental test on photo elastic model of optimized roller bracket on polariscopic. Here we validated stress value which is within range of software stress value. Finally manufactured casting of optimized roller bracket by 3d printed pattern. With the help of Altair CAE Optimization tools it has possible to decreased weight (min. material) of roller bracket by 27%. Total cost saving per machine 336/-.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I120285
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2018
Page(s): 1045-1049

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