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Title: Compressor crankshaft dynamic optimization and vibration analysis: PDC Machines, Inc.
Authors: Lomazoff, Adam
Poulimenos, Dimitri
Carroll, James
Bernard, Trevor
Yadush, Matthew
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2007
Abstract: PDC Machines Inc, a manufacturer of industrial equipment for various different chemical industries desires to reengineer two facets of their existing diaphragm compressor line. In order to produce more efficient compressors that better fulfill their customer’s needs, the motorflywheel pairing which supplies power to compressors must be optimized, so as to require less energy and hence lower cost to the customer. In addition, the vibration, which occurs in finished compressors, must be reduced so as to allow smoother, quieter, and safer operation. The Senior Design team from Drexel University will complete this task through research and analysis. The optimization aspect of the project will consist of a specialized computer simulation that is refined through several iterations, to accurately model the behavior of various different compressors under various circumstances, and will allow for the determination of the optimum flywheel-motor pairing. The vibration-reduction aspect of the project will be achieved by using computer-aided data acquisition to analyze the vibration and determine its source. The group will then determine, through examination of the current balancing process, the cause of the vibration at this source. A comparison of the current process versus other processes currently used in the field of crankshaft balancing will allow the group to make recommendations as to the method that should be used by Pdc to correct the problem, which is causing the vibration.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1346
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