Experimentation & Analysis of Door Sag for Refrigerator
Mitank Nikunj Kapadia1, Pushkaraj D. Sonawane2, Arvind Marhatta3 

1Mitank Nikunj Kapadia is Pursuing M. Tech. in School of Mechanical Engineering, MIT-WPU, Pune, Maharashtra. India.
2Prof. Pushkaraj D. Sonawane is Assistant Professor with School of Mechanical Engineering, MIT-WPU, Pune, Maharashtra India.
3Mr. Arvind Marhatta is with PDC Department as Engineering Manager at Whirlpool of India LTD., Pune, Maharashtra. India.

Manuscript received on 18 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 3520-3529 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B3034078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3034.078219
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Abstract: This project is sponsored by the company Whirlpool of India Limited, situated at Ranjangaon MIDC, Pune. The company is going to launch a new model of refrigerator. In that model they have introduced VACCUM INSULATED PANEL (VIP) inside the product to reduce the heat load on compressor. The VIP of type A has been used which is having thickness of 32 mm. The product weight has been increased by 25% along with increased in door weight. The function of VIP is toprovidebetter in sulation thanany other con venti on a linsulation materials. Duetoaddition of VIP and increase in weight of product there will be effect on structure of refrigeration. The present work focuses Ons tructura l/Experimental testing of product, simulation of Freezer Compartment (FC) & Refrigerator Compartment (RC) door for door sag, analytical calculation of door sag & validating there sult.
Index Terms: Consumer Electronics, Door Sag, Home Automation, Refrigerator, Product Reliability

Scope of the Article: Structural Reliability Analysis