Project Title

A Design Study on Modular Transportation for Instructional Durston Mill

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

SPCEET - Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Sponsor Name

Valmiki Sooklal

No students were used in this project.

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Novelis Inc. sought an innovative redesign of an existing Durston Rolling Mill as an instructional apparatus. This newly retrofitted device would provide hands-on experience of the cold-rolling process for creating aluminum sheeting. The objective of this project - A Design Study on Modular Transportation for Instructional Durston Mill, involves designing a prototype product that will be implemented into Novelis Inc. This project will revitalize the functionality of the Durston Mill, address several safety concerns, and easily to transport the instructional device. Through a collaborative effort, each author is tasked with creating a design solution to meet the specified design constraints and a design matrix is constructed to evaluate the respective designs. To serve as an interactive teaching tool, the final design of the rolling mill is designed for demonstrating several parameters that influenced the rolling process. Through various design studies and analyses, a refined model will be generated. Calculations are done on components crucial to the functionality of the design with considerations to ergonomics, safety, and manufacturability. Using methods, theories, and practices in machine design, verification of design considerations are evaluated and compared to computational methods such as finite element analysis. In addition to the design parameters, the device created will involve a detailed assembly plan and implementation plan. The final developed product will be utilized and reviewed by Novelis Inc. for the development of teaching various rolling methods and practices.

Project Type

Poster

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A Design Study on Modular Transportation for Instructional Durston Mill

Novelis Inc. sought an innovative redesign of an existing Durston Rolling Mill as an instructional apparatus. This newly retrofitted device would provide hands-on experience of the cold-rolling process for creating aluminum sheeting. The objective of this project - A Design Study on Modular Transportation for Instructional Durston Mill, involves designing a prototype product that will be implemented into Novelis Inc. This project will revitalize the functionality of the Durston Mill, address several safety concerns, and easily to transport the instructional device. Through a collaborative effort, each author is tasked with creating a design solution to meet the specified design constraints and a design matrix is constructed to evaluate the respective designs. To serve as an interactive teaching tool, the final design of the rolling mill is designed for demonstrating several parameters that influenced the rolling process. Through various design studies and analyses, a refined model will be generated. Calculations are done on components crucial to the functionality of the design with considerations to ergonomics, safety, and manufacturability. Using methods, theories, and practices in machine design, verification of design considerations are evaluated and compared to computational methods such as finite element analysis. In addition to the design parameters, the device created will involve a detailed assembly plan and implementation plan. The final developed product will be utilized and reviewed by Novelis Inc. for the development of teaching various rolling methods and practices.