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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3697
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJMO
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Adrian Olaru
    • Executive Editor: Ms.Yoyo Y. Zhou
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMO. It's a journal that shows promise of becoming a recognized journal in the area of modelling and optimization. I'll work together with the editors to help it progress.
IJMO 2011 Vol.1(3): 185-190 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2011.V1.33

Structural Optimization of 5Ton Hydraulic Press and Scrap Baling Press for Cost Reduction by Topology

Muni Prabaharan and V. Amarnath

Abstract—Structural optimization tools and computer simulations have gained the paramount importance in industrial applications as a result of innovative designs, reduced weight and cost effective products. Especially, in aircraft and automobile industries, topology optimization has become an integral part of the product design process. In this project, topology optimization has been applied on various components of scrap baling press and 5Ton hydraulic press using ANSYS WORKBENCH software. Suitable loads and constraints are applied on the initial design space of the components. An integrated approach has also been developed to verify the structural performance by using ANSYS software. At the end, shape optimized design model is compared with the actual part that is being manufactured for the press. It is inferred that topology optimization results in a better and innovative product design. In this project, we showed 26.26 percent cost reduction in scrap baling press. And we fabricated 5ton hydraulic press with cost reduction of 24.54 percent.

Index Terms—Topology Optimization, Value Engineering, Scrap Baling Press, Hydraulic Press, Universal Testing Machine.

M. Prabaharan is with Mahindra Satyam, Integrated Engineering Solution, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. (Email ID: muni_prabaharan@mahindrasatyam.com, Mobile No: 8790172431)
V. Amarnath is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. (Email ID: amarnathv@rediffmail.com)

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Cite: Muni Prabaharan and V. Amarnath, "Structural Optimization of 5Ton Hydraulic Press and Scrap Baling Press for Cost Reduction by Topology," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 185-190, 2011.

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