The Scrap Material Cyclone is used for separating air and material to a truck for recycling.

Project Summary

Industry

Energy

Location

Ford Automotive

Business Situation

Ford Automotive did not have the engineering capabilities to analyze the performance of the scrap material cyclone.

Technical Situation

Ford Automotive needed a team of engineers to perform a structural analysis on a scrap material cyclone.

Solution

Occam Technology Group used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to predict the performance of a cyclone to do the job.

Benefits

This device passed performance regulations and was successfully designed using the latest numerical methods to determine the performance.

Services

  • Design optimization
  • Industrial engineering
  • Structural analysis

Performance Analysis for Scrap Material Cyclone

Ford automotive is an American multinational automaker that has its main headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. They are committed to providing the products customers want in the markets where they’re wanted. To do so, Ford is modernizing manufacturing and evolving towards incorrporating more connectivity, deliver cars customers will love to drive, and leverage strength as the world’s leader in commercial vehicles.

Occam Technology Group was approached by Ford automotive to do a system analysis on the scrap material cyclone. Ford’s stamping plant wanted to use forced air to move aluminum scraps to a truck for recycling. We used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to predict the performance of a cyclone to do the job. We used these results to optimize the design of the device, which displayed positive performance.