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A Design Study in Aluminum Castings -Uplock Support                                          

Feature Design
The drawing to the right highlights three features on the uplock which were considered for reinforcement.

Feature A -- Main Boss and Hole for the locking rod bearing.

Feature B -- Horizontal torque box for stiffening the side wall.

Feature C -- Bolt studs on the access wall.

The casting engineer should consider which features are subject to high stresses and do a stress analysis to determine if the feature should be reinforced and filleted to meet the load safety factors.

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Choose the Features (A, B, and/or C) which are subject to high loads and should be considered for reinforcement and/or filleting.




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