Redesign of high pressure pipes and connections for water-jet cutting system

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Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Cukurova University, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Makina Mühendisliği, Turkey

Approval Date: 2010

Thesis Language: English


Consultant: Necdet Geren


Some of the advantages that the water-jet cutting systems provide in industrial area are: wide scale of cutting materials, any form can be cut easily, no tool change or wear, no thermal distortion. For these advantages water-jet cutting technology is getting spread in the industrial usage. A singlelayer prototype was produced in Mechanical Engineering Department Laboratory in the University of Çukurova which has the operating pressure of 180 MPa. Later a double-layer intensifier was produced to increase the operating pressure up to the 300 MPa. In this study, the high pressure connection parts which works under 300 Mpa is redesigned using reverse engineering and redesign methodology, a program is written for conical shrink-fit parts and using this program the conical form parts? optimum parameters are found in the water-jet system. Beside this, basic control parameters and some other parameters relationship was investigated.