Creative Design of Pattern for Sand Casting of Turbine Blade

Gajannavar, Benakanaik (2009) Creative Design of Pattern for Sand Casting of Turbine Blade. BTech thesis.



The manufacturing of turbine blades is often outsourced to investment casting foundries by aerospace companies that design and build jet engines. Aerospace companies have found that casting defects are an important cost driver in the price that they pay the foundries for the turbine blades. Defect types include porosity, stress, grain, fill, and mold-related defects. In order to address the defect problem, aerospace companies have adopted a design for manufacture approach to drive the cost of the turbine blades down. The principal research objective of this thesis was to discover how the critical part features on the turbine blade drive the number of manufacturing defects seen in the casting process. In the experiment, the dimensions of the critical part features were varied in order to quantify how the critical part features relate to manufacturing defects.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Turbine blades
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Production Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:998
Deposited By:Benaknaik Gajannavar
Deposited On:14 May 2009 13:03
Last Modified:14 May 2009 13:03
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Supervisor(s):Sahoo, S K

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