Design and Construction of an Improved Balancing Machine
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 41-45
Received: Mar. 2, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 14, 2017; Published: May 25, 2017
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Patrick Adebisi Olusegun Adegbuyi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
Opeyemi Lukuman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
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Abstract
The balancing machine is equipment used for the following- determining the proper location and amount of balance work in a rotor (applicable in a motor amerture) – determining the position and magnitude of a given mass to balance the unbalance centrifugal effect of a system (this is applicable in determining automobile crankshaft mass distribution. This equipment was designed and constructed for the use of the Faculty Engineering, Lagos State University the Mechanics of Machine Laboratory since the possibility of acquiring one is remote due to the non-availability of the hard currency needed. Moreover the need to take students outside the university to use the equipment has totally been eliminated thereby saving valuable time and cost. The objective of looking inwards towards technology acquisition is also manifested.
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Design, Mass Distribution, Technology, Acquisition
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Patrick Adebisi Olusegun Adegbuyi, Opeyemi Lukuman, Design and Construction of an Improved Balancing Machine, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 41-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20170503.13
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