Design Features and Improvements:
- Plastic design eliminated metal welding, painting, 7 sheet-metal stampings.
- Design reduced operational noise and vibration.
- Design improved air flow and filtration efficiency.
- Design adapted various mounting configurations for easy filter replacement.
Material Selection Criteria:
- Chemical and stress resistant.
- Creep resistant, moldability.
- Cost effectiveness.
Engineering Tools and Services:
- 3-D computer aided design, documentation, communication.
- Finite element analysis validated structural integrity of latching components.
- Finite element analysis predicted natural frequencies and deformation caused by