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International Journal of Design Engineering

International Journal of Design Engineering (IJDE)

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  • A Comprehensive Study on the Impact of Waste Plastic Oil on Engine Wear   Order a copy of this article
    by VIPUL BHATT, Tushar M. Patel 
    Abstract: Biofuels are popular as renewable, sustainable, and alternative fuel sources for compression ignition engines. This is because they reduce dependence on imported petroleum, combat global warming, and extend engine life amid environmental degradation and rising oil prices. Biofuels cause long-term issues for compression ignition engines, such as injector coking, ring-sticking, poor atomisation, deposits, injector pump faults, and lubricating oil dilution via crank case polymerisation. This article assessed the wear impact of waste plastic oil (WPO) on engine components and compared it to conventional diesel fuels to determine its viability as a long-term fuel option for compression ignition engines. A diesel engine was subjected to a 512-hour endurance test using diesel fuel and WPO, and its physical condition, dimensions, and weight were analysed before and after the test. WPO-fuelled engines showed reduced wear on several components, including piston rings, piston, gudgeon pin, cylinder liner, bearing, and valves.
    Keywords: biofuels; WPO; diesel engine; long run endurance test; wear.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJDE.2024.10060578
  • Design and Analysis of Off-setting Anti-Splashing Vaned Plate   Order a copy of this article
    by Sahaj Patel, Anand Patel 
    Abstract: Splashing is the main problem of the vehicle while passing over a water puddle on the road. The current research paper shows the solution to four problems in the vaned plate attached to the wheel. This research gives a design comparison of normal plate and vaned plate and how it differs in splashing conditions. The research used static analysis based on the ANSYS R19.2 and Mechanical APDL solver. The load is specifically applied to the area where the possibility of splashing occurs. The current work shows carbon fibre is the best material for the vaned plate attached to the wheel. It is concluded that the chances of failure would be null with the 20 kg/cm2 pressure in terms of splash applied on the splashing area.
    Keywords: anti-splashing; splash; plate; automobile; wheel; clamp; attaching; detaching; clamping plate; power.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJDE.2024.10062804
  • Scheffler reflector based solar cooking system with dual sensible heat storage material for night cooking application: An experimental investigation   Order a copy of this article
    by Romil Patel, Vikramkumar B. Patel 
    Abstract: In this research paper, Scheffler reflector solar cooker with dual SHSMs for night cooking application has been investigated experimentally. In solar cooker, one material filled in inner pot and another one material filled in outer pot of solar cooker. Six combinations are formed from sand, iron pieces and pebbles for thermal energy storage. In experimental work, Scheffler reflector type solar cooker transfer heat to a receiver. During daylight hours, the SHSM unit collected and stored heat, while in the evening, the solar cooker was transferred to an insulated box and loaded for cooking. The stored heat within the SHSM is transferred to the cooking medium. It was resulted that the food could be cooked in cases of inner and outer space filled with sand-iron pieces, pebbles-sand, sand-pebbles and partially cooked in cases of iron pieces-sand, iron pieces-pebbles, pebbles-iron pieces. After calculation of payback period, it was showing 10.01 years.
    Keywords: Scheffler reflector; solar energy; solar cooking; SHSM units; sensible heat; thermal performance.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJDE.2024.10063003
  • A new structural code for detecting isomorphism of kinematic chains with simple, multiple and gear pairs   Order a copy of this article
    by Rajneesh Rai, Sunil Punjabi 
    Abstract: The paper presents a new structural code for the isomorphism detection of kinematic chains (KCs) of mechanisms. Here, a KC is first converted into its corresponding graph and a weight is assigned to each edge of the graph depending upon the type of pair (joint) the edge is representing. Then, the shortest distances of a vertex (under consideration) from the other remaining vertices are decided. These distances are calculated based on the weights of the different edges. Finally, the eccentricities of all the vertices are decided and a structural code is obtained by arranging all the eccentricities in an ascending or a descending order. Similarity between these codes decides the isomorphism. Since the eccentricity considers the structural distances, it is considered as a structural invariant. The method is very simple and has been successfully tested for different types of KCs with different pairs.
    Keywords: eccentricity of graph; gear joint; isomorphism; multiple joint; structural code; simple joint.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJDE.2024.10063780
  • Physical, Mechanical and Thermal behaviour of 3D Printed PLA/Wood Biocomposites   Order a copy of this article
    by Ramesh Mari, Nirmal Raj Lainal Chinnappan, Rajeshkumar L 
    Abstract: The quest for developing environmentally friendly composites has forced researchers to go for natural materials for various engineering applications. Natural fibre composites have become the order of the day owing to their better characteristics like biodegradability which is lacking in synthetic fibre-based materials. Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing has also been widely used for fabricating natural fibre composites owing to its adaptability to these materials. In the current work, polylactic acid (PLA) and wood composites were manufactured using the fused filament fabrication (FFF) technique with 30 % wood content in PLA, and the effect of wood content in PLA was evaluated using physical, mechanical, and thermal analysis. Water absorption test results indicated that the inclusion of wood particles increased the hydrophilicity of the PLA/wood biocomposites. Results portrayed that the mechanical and thermal properties were high for PLA/wood biocomposites. These composites find their application in low and medium-density semi-structural applications.
    Keywords: polylactic acid; PLA; wood particles; 3D printing; mechanical properties; thermal properties; water absorption.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJDE.2024.10064275