Optimized Design of O-ring Groove in LPG Filling Unit Using Taguchi Experimental Method

다구찌 실험법을 이용한 LPG 충전노즐 O-링 그루브의 최적화 설계연구

  • Kim Chung-Kyun (Department of Mechanical and System Design Engineering, Hongik University)
  • 김청균 (홍익대학교 기계.시스템디자인공학과)
  • Published : 2006.06.01


In this paper, the optimized design of a rectangular O-ring groove has been analyzed for a maximum Cauchy stress and maximum strain using the Taguchi method. This method may efficiently optimize the design parameters for an O-ring groove of a LPG filling unit. The computed FEM results indicate that the optimized design parameters can only be drawn by nine experimental numbers of iterations when the Taguchi design technique has been employed with a finite element method. This means that the Taguchi design method is very useful for the optimization design of O-ring rectangular groove geometry. Based on the computed FEM results by the Taguchi design technique, the dimensions of a groove geometry are given as h=2.5 mm, d=2.74 mm, c=0.15 mm, and w=3.0 mm. In this study, the initial compression ratio of O-rings is recommended as 8.7% for a gas supply pressure of 18 $kg/cm^2$.