Senior Design 2020 – Mechanical Engineering Team 10
Mechanical Engineering Team 10
Andrew Ardolino Devon Webster
Model Based Auto-Draw
ME10 is a project sponsored by Collins Aerospace in Windsor Locks. This is a continuation project from last year. The overarching goal is to gain the ability to automatically generate a pressure relief valve for the fuel metering system. With the input of a few variables, a CAD model is generated with appropriately sized components. Last year’s group laid the groundwork for the auto-draw program. We have expanded the capability from the previous program to include the iterative design of a mechanically sound spring. The spring is able to be optimized for external dimensions in order to allow greater versatility in valve design. As a result of this project, many manual hours of work per valve have been automated decreasing the cost of valve design.