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P10229: Composites Autoclave. Brian Cario: ME Matt Brady: ME Matt DiFrancesco: ME Brandon Allen: EE John Mink: EE. Background: Purpose of an Autoclave. Device for Curing Components Made of Composite Materials Under Heat and Pressure High-Strength, Low Mass Very Low Void Ratio

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P10229: Composites Autoclave

Brian Cario: ME

Matt Brady: ME

Matt DiFrancesco: ME

Brandon Allen: EE

John Mink: EE


Background: Purpose of an Autoclave

  • Device for Curing Components Made of Composite Materials Under Heat and Pressure

  • High-Strength, Low Mass

  • Very Low Void Ratio

  • 10x Wet Layup

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Senior Design 1

Senior Design 2

Tasks

Concept Generation and Selection

Complete Pressure Vessel Construction

Detailed Design, Ready for Construction

Test Pressure Vessel

Spec Stock Parts

Final Assembly

Test Autoclave

Deliverables

Complete Autoclave Design

Complete, Operable Autoclave

Partially Built Pressure Vessel

Manual for Operation

Some Parts Obtained

Project Objectives

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Benchmark: ASC Process Systems Econoclave

  • 22” Dia x 48” Long Working Volume

  • 200psig Max Pressure

  • 500oF Max Temperature

  • 5oF Temp Uniformity

  • PC User Interface

  • Electric Heat

  • Extensive Safety Systems

  • Fast-Closing Door

  • Priced from $85k-$120k plus delivery and setup

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Potential Users of an Autoclave at RIT

  • MET Department--Student Projects

    • Proposed location: Composites Lab

  • Student Teams: Baja, Formula, Aero

  • ME Department for Research

  • CIMS

  • Future Senior Design Groups

  • Anyone Needing a super lightweight structure

  • Possible Outside Users

  • Future, Unforeseen Uses

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Why Have an Autoclave at RIT?

  • Strong lightweight components are becoming increasingly important

  • Rented Autoclave Time is Rare and Expensive

  • Production-Scale Utility Bills can reach $750/run

  • On-Site Option Offers Convenience

  • Could be Customized for Other Future Uses

  • Learning Tool

  • Enables Ongoing, Long-Term Research

  • Renting Time Could Generate Funding

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Funding options
Funding Options Competitor

  • Current funds: $4000: Pressure Vessel, Incomplete Stand, Completely designed system

  • $4500: Complete Pressure Vessel and Complete Stand

  • $6000: Complete Pressure Vessel, Stand, Heating System, and Pressurization System

  • $8500: Complete Autoclave as Designed

  • Design will have all the basic functionality of commercial unit at 1/10 the cost


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