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Simulation of Gasket Leakage and Co-Relation to Design

Simulation of Gasket Leakage and Co-Relation to Design

Abstract

Engineering world has been transforming through its challenges and innovation in Design, Prototyping, Virtual Prototyping and Simulation. It had never been an easy relation between a simulation world and physical testing of products. Particularly when it comes to co-relation between water leakage past a sealing gasket and analytical simulation, it had been almost impossible. This white paper brings in a strategic approach in bringing them a relation and making the prediction more reliable. The paper would be explained with a real time product, design strategies in sealing, organized testing approach and systematic co-relation with simulation.

Excerpts from the Paper

"Next Generation View" is an operator interface product currently in design and development by Rockwell Automation. The product requires being qualified for stringent requirement of UL508, UL50, IP65 and NEMA 4X requirements across all variants. The product is being designed with FDA approved gasket to meet water sealing requirements of NEMA 4X. Water jet testing on the prototypes has resulted in failure, water seeping through the Gasket. This paper would further demonstrate the collaborative effort of Design Team and Analysis Team in establishing a mathematical model of Water seeping failure occurred through physical testing.
 
"Next Generation View" comprises a user interface monitor being packed in an electronic enclosure. The product is being mounted on to sheet metal or plastic panel in real application. The product comes with a sealing gasket and a clamping device in order to facilitate leak free joint between the Product and the Panel Surface. Strategic approach and Collaborative efforts between Design, Testing and Simulation Team has resulted in establishing this relation. This could help in eliminating any exhaustive efforts of physical testing and cost involved.

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