Faculty Advisor

Gatsonis, Nikolaos A.

Abstract

This project involves the integration of a small vacuum chamber (SVaC) facility and the analysis of planned microflow experiments. A steel table structure to support the base-well, the bell jar, the hoist, and associated equipment is designed and fabricated for a maximum load of 544 kg and a 1-mm maximum deflection of its top surface. Flow analysis is performed for nitrogen supplied from a 7.6-7,600 Torr reservoir through a 1-100 micron-diameter orifice into the 10-5-10-2 Torr bell-jar connected to the SVaC's diffusion pump.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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