This paper concerns the study and design of a human powered press for raw earth compressed blocks. The first section considers a commercial model of such a press, in order to emphasize all necessary operations for the production of raw earth bricks, as well as the functional characteristics required to realize blocks of good quality. In particular, a kinematic analysis of the cam-roller mechanism used in the bi-directional compression phase is presented. In the second section a new solution of bi-directional press is proposed, aimed at simplifying the machine architecture, reducing costs and achieving an optimized functionality.
Human Powered Press for Raw Earth Blocks
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Ferraresi, C, Franco, W, & Quaglia, G. "Human Powered Press for Raw Earth Blocks." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 3: Design and Manufacturing. Denver, Colorado, USA. November 11–17, 2011. pp. 579-588. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2011-62691
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