American Journal of Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print): 2328-4102 ISSN (Online): 2328-4110 Website: http://www.sciepub.com/journal/ajme Editor-in-chief: Kambiz Ebrahimi, Dr. SRINIVASA VENKATESHAPPA CHIKKOL
Open Access
Journal Browser
Go
American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2016, 4(1), 32-41
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-4-1-5
Open AccessArticle

Design and Development of Mine Railcar Components

Pruthviraj Manne1, Shibbir Ahmad1, and James Waterman1

1Mechanical Engineering Department, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA

Pub. Date: January 30, 2016

Cite this paper:
Pruthviraj Manne, Shibbir Ahmad and James Waterman. Design and Development of Mine Railcar Components. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2016; 4(1):32-41. doi: 10.12691/ajme-4-1-5

Abstract

In this paper, two of the vital mining railcar components have been designed. In this paper, a comparison has also made with current and proposed manufacturing process. Furthermore, Value stream mapping (VSM) has been analyzed through wagon and coupler manufacturing process and it has been shown that 15 % non-value adding time and 20 % labor can save though implementing the VSM methodology. Moreover, the proposed wagon body design has been proposed to save 30% unloading time. Additionally, proposed simplified coupler design can save 18% manufacturing cost.

Keywords:
SM coupling retention time cos effective efficiency laborintensive

Creative CommonsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Figures

Figure of 17

References:

[1]  Wolf, G. (2005b). “Vehicle Side Bearings: Function, Performance and Maintenance”.
 
[2]  Hay, W. W. (1982). Railroad Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
 
[3]  Tournay, H.M., Lang, R., and Wolgram, T. (2006). “Performance History”.
 
[4]  Association of American Railroads (1982). Manual of Standards and Recommended.
 
[5]  Fred Fischer, FDM and Poyjet 3D printing. http://www.stratasys.com/resources/~/media/722E026DFF2F429C9DA6362BDD42ED2D.pdf.
 
[6]  Altan Turkeli, Sand casting,MSE-432,Foudnry technology.
 
[7]  K. C. Bala and R. H. Khan, Experimental Determination of the Effect of Mould Thickness on the Solidification Time of Aluminium Alloy (Al-Mn-Ni -Si) Casting in Rectangular Metallic Moulds, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, 2(3), 2013, 1-6.
 
[8]  K. C. Bala, Simulation of Solidification of Aluminium Casting in Metallic Mould, doctoral diss., Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, 2012.
 
[9]  R. E. P. DeGarmo, J. T. and R. A. Kohser, Materials and Processes in Manufacturing (New York, John Wiley & Sons, 2010).
 
[10]  P. L. Jain, Principles of Foundry Technology (London: McGraw-Hill, 2003).