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Optimisation of machine components in thermal fusion bonding process of porous fibrous media: Material optimisation for improved product capacity and energy efficiency

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posted on 03.07.2017, 13:55 by Murat Peksen, Memis Acar, Weeratunge MalalasekeraWeeratunge Malalasekera
A comprehensive parametric study to aid in the material optimisation of the thermal fusion bonding machine components for improved product capacity and energy efficiency is introduced. The effect of conveyer belt and drum cover material type on the thermal bonding performance has been systematically investigated. A previously validated 2D computational fluid dynamics model based on the theory of porous media has been used for the study. The PEEK material is determined to be showing the greatest optimisation potential for higher production rates. The optimum material match for the highest production rates has been determined, considering the effect of material type on the thermal bonding time. Improved product quality associated with a uniform temperature distribution has been achieved by using PEEK material. The conveyer belt component has been determined as the highest energy-absorbing component and could be optimised.

Funding

This work was supported by Colbond bv, Arnhem, The Netherlands

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART E-JOURNAL OF PROCESS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Volume

230

Issue

3

Pages

198 - 207 (10)

Citation

PEKSEN, M., ACAR, M. and MALALASEKERA, W., 2014. Optimisation of machine components in thermal fusion bonding process of porous fibrous media: Material optimisation for improved product capacity and energy efficiency. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 230(3), pp. 198-207.

Publisher

© IMechE. Published by Sage.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

12/06/2014

Publication date

2014

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954408914545195

ISSN

0954-4089

eISSN

2041-3009

Language

en