Design Optimization of Slag Pot Transfer Car
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A majority of the steel production industries rely on machinery or equipment for effective operation thereby avoiding or minimizing the accidents due to inevitable human errors. One such problem has been identified where the high temperature slag is damaging the power cables used to run the slag pot transfer car due to leakage or spillage. In order to overcome this, a new generation slag pot transfer car has been developed by incorporating modifications in the mast of the slag pot transfer car. A number of components such as canopy, mast, reeling drum, columns, and rollers are designed by assuming the dimensions based on existing industry requirements. The assembled components are then subjected to testing at full load conditions using a finite element analysis package where a suitable design or modification has been suggested taking factor of safety into consideration. This work is focused on indigenously designed and developed solutions for effective working of the industry.
KeywordsVon Mises stress Principal stress FEA
I would like to express my special thanks to our guide Dr. O. Ram Mohan Rao, HR in RINL, Visakhapatnam, and also Dr. S. Rama Krishna, Associate Professor in Gayatri Vidya Parishad at Madurai. This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
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