The primary goal of this project is to design an oil filter that is consistent with basic spin-on filter technology and can act as a direct replacement for conventional oil filters. It must not require any special tools or additional adapters, in order to mate to the engine block. The design goal of this project is to improve and build upon the results of Phase II of the Ceramic Oil Filter. Phase II brought the ceramic oil filter past the proof of concept phase and added conventional filter features such as the bypass and antidrainback valves. However, the filter was designed for prototyping purposes, with little to no effort paid to manufacturability, which resulted in numerous sealing problems. Phase III must eliminate all sealing problems as they are crucial in keeping clean filtered oil separated from dirty oil. It must be designed for manufacturability and be priced comparably with conventional filters. It is also desired that evolutionary changes be made in the assembly-disassembly of the filter and functionality of the valves.
oil filter, prototype
Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Ploss, Jared; McLellan, Noel; Alghuneim, Mishal; and Urbanik, Thomas, "Novel Ceramic Oil Filter: Phase III" (2007). Capstone Design Program: Mechanical Engineering. Paper 82. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10011328
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