College

College of Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree Name

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Date

6-2019

Advisor(s)

Eileen Rossman

Abstract/Summary

This report highlights the entire design process of an adapted trailer hitching system for Taylor Morris: a navy veteran and quadruple amputee. This begins with problem definition through customer and product research. Objectives are generated after the problem is defined and the boundary of the project is set. This outcome of the project focuses on modifications/improvements to the vehicle side of the problem and leaves the trailers untouched. Engineering specifications are developed to constrain the concept design direction, which ultimately dictates the outcome of the final design. The final design is used as a basis to manufacture a structural prototype and ultimately a final (confirmation) prototype of the system. The confirmation prototype is tested to verify the functionality of the design against the previously defined specifications and to identify potential safety issues. The final design meets all pre-determined specifications in the testing phase. ultimately dictates the outcome of the final design. The final design is used as a basis to manufacture a structural prototype and ultimately a final confirmation) prototype of the system. The confirmation prototype is teste d to verify the functionality of the design against the previously defined specifications and to identify potential safety issues.The final design meets all pre-determined specifications in the testing phase.

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