Year 2019, Volume 5 , Issue 4, Pages 117 - 127 2019-12-31

Finite Element Analysis of a Washing and Preheating Unit Designed for Plantain Flour Process Plant

Emmanuel Olatunji OLUTOMILOLA [1] , Sesan Peter AYODEJI [2] , Michael Kanisuru ADEYERI [3]


This paper presents the design and finite element analysis (FEA) of a washing, conveying and preheating unit, intended to help complete the drying of plantain within an hour at a maximum temperature of 70°C in a plant that processes unripe plantain into flour. Model was developed for it, its functionality and structural stability were evaluated using SolidWorks computer aided design application software after selection of suitable materials for and design analysis of its components. Its frame analysis showed a maximum stress of 52.52 MPa, resultant displacement of 0.9215 mm, elastic strain of 1.495×10-4 and a minimum factor of safety (FOS) of 4.7, when a force of 1 kN was applied. FEA of each control-gate-spring showed a maximum stress of 29.05 MPa, resultant displacement of 0.6902 mm, elastic strain of 9.547×10-5 and a minimum of 7.6 FOS, when a tensile force of 0.12 kN was applied. FEA of each roller showed a maximum stress of 50.16 MPa, elastic strain of 1.458×10-4 and a minimum of 3.4 FOS, when a torque of 1.023 kNm was applied. These results imply that the design of the unit is safe/adequate for fabrication, and able to satisfactorily serve its intended purpose, since the yield strengths of the materials selected were not exceeded as evidenced by the FOS values obtained. This unit, when fabricated and incorporated into the process plant, would help to drastically reduce plantain processing time in order to be able to meet the increasing demand for plantain flour.
Design, Washing, Preheating, Plantain, Finite Element, Finite Element Analysis, Flour Process Plant, Conveying Preheating, Plantain Washing
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-0604-7526
Author: Emmanuel Olatunji OLUTOMILOLA
Institution: Industrial and Production Engineering Department/Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Country: Nigeria


Author: Sesan Peter AYODEJI
Institution: Industrial and Production Engineering Department/Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Country: Nigeria


Author: Michael Kanisuru ADEYERI
Institution: Industrial and Production Engineering Department/Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Country: Nigeria


Dates

Publication Date : December 31, 2019

Bibtex @research article { ijet560389, journal = {International Journal of Engineering Technologies IJET}, issn = {2149-0104}, eissn = {2149-5262}, address = {}, publisher = {İstanbul Gelisim University}, year = {2019}, volume = {5}, pages = {117 - 127}, doi = {10.19072/ijet.560389}, title = {Finite Element Analysis of a Washing and Preheating Unit Designed for Plantain Flour Process Plant}, key = {cite}, author = {Olutomılola, Emmanuel Olatunji and Ayodejı, Sesan Peter and Adeyerı, Michael Kanisuru} }
APA Olutomılola, E , Ayodejı, S , Adeyerı, M . (2019). Finite Element Analysis of a Washing and Preheating Unit Designed for Plantain Flour Process Plant . International Journal of Engineering Technologies IJET , 5 (4) , 117-127 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ijet/issue/53836/560389
MLA Olutomılola, E , Ayodejı, S , Adeyerı, M . "Finite Element Analysis of a Washing and Preheating Unit Designed for Plantain Flour Process Plant" . International Journal of Engineering Technologies IJET 5 (2019 ): 117-127 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ijet/issue/53836/560389>
Chicago Olutomılola, E , Ayodejı, S , Adeyerı, M . "Finite Element Analysis of a Washing and Preheating Unit Designed for Plantain Flour Process Plant". International Journal of Engineering Technologies IJET 5 (2019 ): 117-127
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ISNAD Olutomılola, Emmanuel Olatunji , Ayodejı, Sesan Peter , Adeyerı, Michael Kanisuru . "Finite Element Analysis of a Washing and Preheating Unit Designed for Plantain Flour Process Plant". International Journal of Engineering Technologies IJET 5 / 4 (December 2020): 117-127 .
AMA Olutomılola E , Ayodejı S , Adeyerı M . Finite Element Analysis of a Washing and Preheating Unit Designed for Plantain Flour Process Plant. IJET. 2019; 5(4): 117-127.
Vancouver Olutomılola E , Ayodejı S , Adeyerı M . Finite Element Analysis of a Washing and Preheating Unit Designed for Plantain Flour Process Plant. International Journal of Engineering Technologies IJET. 2019; 5(4): 117-127.