Tag Archives: Fabrication

Design, analysis and fabrication of a fully articulated helicopter main rotor system (Published)

This study describes an integrated framework in which the basic elements of Aerospace Engineering (performance, aerodynamics and structure) and functional elements (suspension, visibility and production) are integrated and considered. In this study, a fully functional rotor system has been fabricated that can be used as one of the training resources for Aeronautical students. For making the rotor system, various parts of the system have been designed on Solidworks and complete mechanism has been simulated with ANSYS. System analysis has been done at various RPM’s and Angles of Attack (AOA). In terms of merit the right items have been selected and processed to provide them with the right shape. In terms of the design and implementation, various machines such as gas welding, arc welding, CNC milling and radial machinery have been used. Certain parts such as electric motors, linear actuators and loading cells have been used. All the fabricated components and electric motor, actuator, load cells are then assembled. This rotor system can produce less lift due to high dead weight and low power motor and having some safety issues.

Keywords: Fabrication, Simulation, appropriate material design, force calculation, rotor mechanism


The laboratory size hammer mill was fabricated from locally available materials for crushing of minerals such as calcite, dolomite, limestone, granite and other materials of medium hardness. The crushing process is achieved by the use of a set of hammers in a crushing chamber which beats the mineral feeds into smaller particles small enough to pass through the aperture of the replaceable sieve positioned beneath the crushing chamber. The size aimed depends on the aperture of the replaceable screen. Based on the theoretical design, it was found that the main shaft speed of 913.5 rpm transmitted by a belt drive from a three horse power electric motor is suitable to crush effectively. A comparison of the products of the newly fabricated machine with those of a standard Denver laboratory jaw crusher shows that the crushing rate of the new machine is higher, though the standard machine produces coarse products. The results however indicated that the new machine can perform better in terms of products with improved design. The machine is portable, design to be power operated.

Keywords: Design, Fabrication, Laboratory Size Hammer Mill