Faculty Advisor

Apelian, Diran

Abstract

The focus of this project, being conducted in strong collaboration with an industry partner, IPG Photonics, is an investigation of powder feeder technology and the design of a new feeder. The challenge of accurately controlling mass flow rate provided the opportunity for the development of a novel feeding concept that uses a specialty designed, geometrically slotted, rotating disk assembly. The study also analyzes powder flow and the mixing of multiple powder streams in a turbulent gas environment.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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Advisor Department

Metal Processing Institute

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