Mechanical Engineering Department
BS in Mechanical Engineering
This report summarizes the design and fabrication of tooling and a process that will be used to remove and replace a single filter element in an array of elements. This is a one-off design for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and will be used to remove a single ceramic cylindrical style HEPA filter that is adhered to a punch flare by a fire proof sealant. The methods used to achieve this goal are: 1) Researching and testing the filter element and adhesive material properties, 2) preliminary designing and prototyping of tool, 3) testing and analysis of original design, 3) redesign, 4) final tool designing and manufacturing, and 5) final design testing, analysis, and reporting.