College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
BS in Mechanical Engineering
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LLNL) has several steps in the production process for ceramic nanofiber tubes that they would like to improve - electrospinning, cutting, rolling, sealing and heat treating. We undertook the challenge to deliver LLNL with a semi-automated process that efficiently integrates the steps of cutting, rolling, and sealing to save time and improve control over end dimensions. In this document, we discuss the technical background of the manufacturing steps currently followed to create nanofiber tubes, identify which steps are incorporated in our prototype and explain how they will interface with one another, define the design requirements, present our proposed concept design and the concept development procedures we used to determine this design, present detailed analysis of our final manufactured design, explain our manufacturing methods for this prototype, provide our design verification plan, and suggest future design improvements.
Available for download on Tuesday, June 04, 2024
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