The Morro Bay Maritime Museum (MBMM) is a local non-profit organization that is currently looking for a new way to support the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV), Avalon, that they have on display. The DSRV is currently sitting on a Short Haul Vehicle (SHV) trailer and the total weight (32 tons) is currently being supported by the SHV’s tires. This is a source of concern for the MBMM due to the weathering the tires have undergone. The MBMM is looking for a support structure that will aesthetically add to the display and take the weight off of the tires for safety. The Maritime Museum wants to professionally manufacture and install this structure by the end of June 2017. In order to meet this deadline, we will have a final design report completed by June 2, 2017. The report will include a description of our final design, the manufacturing process, and a summary of the performed testing and analysis. We also intend to include a detailed CAD model, the accompanying engineering drawings, and a full scale prototype of the support structure at that time.
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