MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 368, 2022NEWTECH 2022 – The 7th International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Technologies
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Technologies|
|Published online||19 October 2022|
Study of the enwrapping of the front profiles of the active elements of a three-screw compressor
”Dunărea de Jos” University of Galaţi, Galaţi, România
The paper proposes a method for identifying the front profile of a worm-type active element, consisting of a three-screw compressor. The purpose of this identification is to study the frontal enwrapping between the profiles of the driver and the driven element, in order to produce a possible replacement element. As is it well known, the two profiles are mutually enwrapping profiles, which means that the problem can be treated as a plane enwrapping problem. The identification of the profiles was performed by specific reverse engineering methods, the parts being scanned on an ATHOS 500 scanning system. Subsequently, the analytical shape of the driven screw was identified and, applying the “virtual pole” method, the corresponding shape of the driver screw profile was deduced. The obtained profile was compared with the real profile, obtained by 3D scanning. The obtained results demonstrated not only the good match between the theoretical and the real profile but also the simplicity and robustness of the method applied for the study of the enwrapping, namely the “virtual pole” method.
Key words: reverse engineering / reciprocally enwrapping profiles / ”virtual pole” method
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