Beam engine powered circular sawing machine

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Rahman, Khan Habeeb Ur

Rahman, K.H.U.(2007). Beam engine powered circular sawing machine. In Proceedings : 3rd Annual Symposium : Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS : Wichita State University, p.213-214


In this project, the output of a Beam Engine is used to drive a circular saw to cut timber. Here, instead of the rotating fly wheel, it is intended to have a rotating circular saw. This rotating circular saw is used to cut timber. Circular saws driven with electric power are a common feature. But in places where electricity is scarce, or absent, it is difficult to operate these equipments. But since the Beam Engine powered saw runs on fuel, it can be operated even in places where electricity is totally absent. A beam engine is a design of stationary steam engine [1]. A stationary engine is an engine whose framework does not move [2]. Usually, a stationary engine is used not to propel a vehicle but to drive a piece of immobile equipment such as a pump or power tools [4]. In a beam engine, the piston is mounted vertically, and the piston rod does not connect directly to the connecting rod, but instead to a rocker or beam above both the piston and flywheel. The beam is pivoted in the middle, with the cylinder on one side and the flywheel, which incorporates the crank, on the other. The connecting rod connects to the opposite end of the beam to the piston rod, and then to the flywheel [1].

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Paper presented to the 3rd Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 27, 2007.
Research completed Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering