Research Papers/Topics in Mechanical Engineering

Statistical model to predict dry sliding wear behaviour of Aluminium-Jute bast ash particulate composite produced by stir-casting

A model to predict the dry sliding wear behaviour of Aluminium-Jute bast ashparticulate composites produced by double stir-casting method was developed in termsof weight fraction of jute bast ash (JBA). Experiments were designed on the basis ofthe Design of Experiments (DOE) technique. A 2k factorial, where k is the number ofvariables, with central composite second-order rotatable design was used to improvethe reliability of results and to reduce the size of experimentation without loss ofacc...

Development of Laboratory Hot Compression Mounting Press Machine

Abstract.This research focuses on the design, fabrication and performance evaluation of a laboratory hot mounting press machine for metallography using locally sourced materials and indigenous technology. To achieve this research objective, working drawings were produced which were used to produce the parts of the machine. Mild steel plates were used for the housing and the movable platen while stainless steel and mild steel rods were used for the production of the mold and the sturd res...