Design and Fabrication of Groundnut Shell Remover

Authors(3) :-Ganesh. M, Sethuraaman. A, Jagadeesan. S

Groundnut product demand is on the increase and the application is largely dependent on the cleanness of the nuts. The separation process is usually an energy sapping task that requires a lot of time. In order to separate the nuts from its shell effectively a shelling machine was developed. The machine employs an auger screw as a means of breaking the groundnut pod. The machine basically comprises of shelling chamber, separating chamber and a motor (1HP). The arrangement of these parts is connected by a compound belt of type B standard V-belt of pitch length 1694mm. With the Von-mises equation, the material for the shelling shaft is taken to be mild steel. The materials used in the fabrication of the machine are sourced locally so as to ensure that it is cheap, affordable and easily maintained by the peasant farmers. The shelling efficiency and material damage are 84% and 14% respectively for groundnut seeds of 86.5% dry.

Authors and Affiliations

Ganesh. M
Mechanical Engineering Department, IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram, Tamilnadu, India
Sethuraaman. A
Mechanical Engineering Department, IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram, Tamilnadu, India
Jagadeesan. S
Mechanical Engineering Department, IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram, Tamilnadu, India

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 6 | Issue 2 | March-April 2019
Date of Publication : 2019-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 316-323
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET196265
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Ganesh. M, Sethuraaman. A, Jagadeesan. S , " Design and Fabrication of Groundnut Shell Remover , International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.316-323, March-April-2019. Available at doi :
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