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Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis provides variety
range of solution in engineering industries. One
among them is the analysis of Baler machine crank
shaft. The real world problem going to solve state-ofart
technology called FEA. Baler machine used to
compress the agricultural waste into high calorific
solid fuel. When small particles of solid materials are
pressed together to form coherent shapes of larger
size, the process are termed briquette. Power from
motor is used to rotate the flywheel. Crank shaft,
connecting rod & Piston assembly converts the rotary
motion into linear motion. Crank shaft is one of the
major component plays important role of the
operation of the machine. FEA used for validation,
design improvement, fatigue life cycle calculation, and
optimization of crank shaft. ANSYS finite element
code used to solve the problem. This work investigates
the fatigue analysis for various failure modes
occurring in the Baler machine. 3D model of
crankshaft as per the existing dimensions are created
and the model is imported in FEA software. The
driving force of the reciprocating members, vector
and acceleration analysis are calculated by using
analytical method. The parameters such as material
properties, boundary conditions, mechanical
properties, and load on reciprocating members are
given as an input and results obtained from Ansys
workbench software are analyzed at various failure
modes. Finally, weak areas of failure are identified
and corrected.

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