The base frame of compressor unit is subjected to the gravitational loading of all the components such as engine, compressor, radiator, storage vessel etc. mounted on it. The required capacity determines the weights of components and their relative positions on the frame. The frame discussed in this report was designed with conventional design practices and then analyzed statically with commercial FE software. The analysis was carried out to determine the induced stresses and the deflections at various locations on proposed frame. The gravitational loads considered during designing and analysis phase resembled the actual loading cases. The results obtained by analysis were verified with physical test results and good agreement was observed between them.
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