Design and Development of Easy Access Crisper/Shelf in a Refrigerator

  • Addanki Sambasiva RaoEmail author
  • Vinayak H. Khatawate
  • Sumit Mane
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The category of premium refrigerators available in market is different from regular household refrigerators, with the former being bigger in size. In such refrigerators, the depth can go up to 70–80 cm, and the items placed at the back side or in corners are ergonomically less accessible. The taller items need to be placed at the back side of the refrigerator to easily access the short items. Also, due to the limitations of the support structure, the full extension of the crisper is not achievable. Currently, the crisper is pulled out only in a linear manner. Hence, it is advantageous to make the crisper rotate to make it accessible from more number of sides. In this paper, a mechanism to achieve the rotational motion of the crisper was developed. Finite element analysis (FEA) was carried out to check the permissible deflection of the crisper and is validated using experimentation.


Shelf Crisper Accessibility Mechanism Refrigerator FEA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Addanki Sambasiva Rao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vinayak H. Khatawate
    • 2
  • Sumit Mane
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringVeermata Jijabai Technological Institute (V.J.T.I.)MatungaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of EngineeringVile Parle, MumbaiIndia

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