Journal of Advancement in Machines (e-ISSN: 2582-2233) <p><strong>JOAM</strong> is a peer-reviewed journal in the discipline of Engineering published by the MAT Journals Pvt. Ltd. The Journal provides a platform to Researchers, Academicians, Scholars, Professionals, and students in the Domain of Mechanical Engineering to promulgate their Research/Review/Case studies in the field of Machines. The Journal aims to promote high-quality empirical Research, Review articles, case studies and short communications mainly focused on Electrical Machines, Electronic Machine, Active Electrical Components, Vacuum Tubes Computing Machines, Molecular Machines, Mechanisms of Machines, IC Engine, Programmable Logic Controller, Mechanisms, Controllers in Machines, Instrumentation and Manufacturing Engineering, Technology, or Processes.</p> en-US Tue, 03 Oct 2023 12:14:02 +0530 OJS 60 Steering Mechanism using Motorized Tie-Rods <p>In vehicle suspension systems, a tie rod is an essential part that connects the steering system to the wheels. Tie Rods, which are usually composed of sturdy materials like steel or aluminium, are essential for preserving steering control and wheel alignment. Because of their adjustable nature, precise alignment adjustments can be made to ensure ideal handling and tyre wear. Tie Rods are subjected to a great deal of stress and have to withstand a wide range of road conditions, so durability is crucial for vehicle safety. Tie Rod maintenance and inspection are essential to preventing steering problems and preserving overall vehicle performance. This project aimed to design tie rods that could be manufactured, used to measure vibrations, and subsequently used to reduce them. Using the mobile application (Vibrometer), we will have the ability to quantify the vibration that exists in tie-rods and then work to minimize that vibration.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Yogesh Vasant Sathe, Vilas Dhore Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Advancement in Machines (e-ISSN: 2582-2233) Thu, 28 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0530 Analysis of Abrasive Flow Machining on Al6063 Alloy Using CFD Simulation <p>In this work, simulation with computational fluid dynamics is utilized to model the cutting forces involved in the micro-finishing stage of abrasive flow machining. The process of "micro finishing" is simulated using mathematical models. The goal of the research is to find agreement or discrepancy between the simulated and actual outcomes. For this study, a flexible, polishing instrument made of polishing media is employed. To achieve the desired level of polish, the contact surface of the workpiece and the polishing medium must be in constant motion relative to one another. In this study, the stresses in both radial and axial directions induced by the flow of the polishing liquid within the workpiece fixture are analyzed using a 2D simulation with computational fluid dynamics. In addition, the AFM process of Al6063 alloy is optimized in this work employing response surface methodology. The results of this investigation show that all three machining parameters, as well as several of their relationships, significantly affect the outputs under consideration. In conclusion, an effort was made to predict the optimal machining settings to provide the greatest possible output within the limitations of the experiments.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Jakeer Hussain Shaik, Navyakeerthana B, Raghava Raju T Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Advancement in Machines (e-ISSN: 2582-2233) Mon, 30 Oct 2023 00:00:00 +0530 IoT-Enabled Solar-Powered Grass Cutter Revolutionizing Lawn Care for Sustainable Environmental Solutions <p>The important environmental issues surrounding lawnmowers and the small engines frequently used in gardening equipment are addressed in this ground-breaking study. We have discovered significant reductions in hazardous emissions through exhaust characterisation studies using different fuels and oxidizing catalysts. The positive outcomes obtained by merging cutting-edge catalyst systems with environmentally improved fuels like alkylate fuel are particularly significant. The frightening reality that, as of 2020, gas-powered lawn equipment in California posed a greater threat to ozone pollution than all the state's automobiles combined makes these findings of outstanding importance. We offer an answer to this urgent problem an IoT-enabled solar-powered grass cutter that is improved by the incorporation of solar panels, ultrasonic sensors, and an adjustable cutter. Grass cutters and other conventional fuel-dependent machines have long caused environmental damage due to noise pollution, ecosystem disruption, and other factors. With the help of our ground-breaking technology, pollutants are successfully eliminated, precise control is made possible, and energy efficiency is increased. Additionally, obstacle avoidance results in increased environmental friendliness. Analysis in comparison to traditional grasscutters highlights the significant environmental benefits of our method. This study highlights the urgent need for wider acceptance of our lawn mower, the development of solar-powered, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled garden equipment, and the promotion of change for a more thriving, sustainable environment.</p> Hanumanthu Sai Santosh, G. Rohith, K. Surya Prakash, K. Eswar, K. Lokesh, L. Charukesh Vijaya Ramarao, G. Sasi Kumar Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Advancement in Machines (e-ISSN: 2582-2233) Tue, 03 Oct 2023 00:00:00 +0530 CFD Analysis of Thermal-Hydraulic Characteristics of Circular Tube with Dimples and Prisms <p>This study employs CFD techniques to investigate the thermal-hydraulic characteristics of a circular tube enhanced with dimples and prisms. The incorporation of surface modifications, such as dimples and prisms, is a well-known method to enhance heat transfer and improve fluid flow characteristics in heat exchangers. To improve heat transfer efficiency for the reasons of compactness, energy savings, and emission reductions, among others, innovative heat exchanger designs are essential. The thermal-hydraulic performance of turbulent flow inside dimpled and prism tubes is examined numerically using Fluent in this work when the heat flux is kept constant at 80 kW/m<sup>2</sup>. The related literature's specialized research works had not previously addressed the suggested novel design or the performance analysis that went along with it. To create critical performance indices for the dimpled configurations in comparison to the conventional circular prism tube, various geometrical and operational parameters (tube diameter ratio/flow modes) are changed. The model demonstrated strong validation against both circular and dimpled prism tube configurations. Additionally, the newly suggested HEX design tube with dimples has positive energy. Additionally, it can be inferred that the recently suggested HEX design tube with dimples has favourable operational characteristics for energy efficiency and environmental effects, including the possibility of reducing CO<sub>2</sub> emissions.</p> Neelima Devi Chinta, V.K. Harisainath Rao Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Advancement in Machines (e-ISSN: 2582-2233) Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:00:00 +0530 Application of VTB in NPD - Suspension System in Quad Bike <p>The development of a suspension system is a complex process that requires extensive testing and evaluation to ensure safety and performance. This technical paper focuses on the product development of a suspension system and the use of a test bench to evaluate its performance. The suspension system is an essential component of any vehicle, providing stability, handling, and ride comfort. The paper outlines the design process, including material selection and component placement, and explains the importance of simulation tools in the design phase. The test bench is used to simulate various road conditions and assess the suspension system's performance under different loads and driving conditions. The paper discusses the parameters that are measured during testing, including vertical acceleration, wheel displacement, and dynamic forces. The results of the test bench analysis are used to optimize the design and identify areas for improvement. The paper concludes with a discussion of the benefits of using a test bench in the suspension system development process. It highlights the importance of accurate and reliable testing to ensure that the final product meets safety and performance standards. Overall, this technical paper provides valuable insights into the development and testing of suspension systems, which can be applied to other automotive products.</p> Chepuri Sai Abhinav, Kowdodi Siva Prasad Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Advancement in Machines (e-ISSN: 2582-2233) Wed, 25 Oct 2023 00:00:00 +0530