Stress Analysis of a Frame of a Bush Pressing Machine for Pumps
|Amith Kalekar 1, S. B. Tuljapure 2
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A bush pressing machine is designed for pressing bronze bushes into a pump frame or casing. Finite element method (FEM) based software ANSYS is used for modeling & analysis work. As the machine is symmetrical about a vertical plane, only half model is prepared using the modeling facilities available in ANSYS. Meshing is done using tetrahedral (Solid-45) elements. A force of 17.78 KN is applied on the job mounting plate & cylinder mounting plate in the form of pressure. Deflections and stresses are observed after the analysis. Both deflection & stresses are the allowable within limit. The stress values obtained by FEM are in well agreement with the analytical values.