College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Mechanical Engineering

College - Author 2

College of Engineering

Department - Author 2

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Mechanical Engineering

College - Author 3

College of Engineering

Department - Author 3

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 3

BS in Mechanical Engineering

College - Author 4

College of Engineering

Department - Author 4

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 4

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Date

4-2020

Primary Advisor

John Fabijanic, College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department

Additional Advisors

Jim Widmann, College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department

Abstract/Summary

The FPVC combines mechanical engineering disciplines to design and manufacture a vehicle that utilizes hydraulic power. The FDR covers the final manufacturing process and verification processes developed during the front end of research and analysis built upon the Critical Design Review (CDR) and the PDR (Preliminary Design Review). This report showcases the design decisions and extensive research that supports the continuing efforts by the Team Pump My Ride, to build upon the accomplishments of Cal Poly’s previous team, The Incompressibles. The FDR presents how Team Pump My Ride produced the design changes from the CDR and PDR to achieve improvements to the vehicle’s performance. The FDR is detailed with the procurement methods, validation procedures, results, conclusions, recommendations for next year’s team. In addition, details about the virtual competition are included in this report. Major changes that were made during manufacturing included reconstruction of the rear drive train, installation of the new manifold with soft lines, mounting the controller unit, re-designing the controller software and hardware, installation of new bike tires, and re-orientating the accumulator. Testing that was completed include a full trial run for competition as well as testing different pre-charge pressures. In addition, a user manual was developed in order to aid the next team’s members to operate the bike. This report proceeds to conclude team Pump My Ride’s efforts to improve the vehicle and finish as a high-ranking competitor in the 2020 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge.

Disclaimer: This report is meant to be used as a guide for basic orientation with the 2020 Cal Poly Fluid Powered Vehicle. This is a dangerous machine that can cause grave bodily injury if misused. This report is in no way complete and should not be treated as such. High pressure hydraulics are inherently dangerous, and care should be taken whenever in the vicinity of the vehicle. Likewise, the Li-Po battery used on this project must be fully understood to prevent injury or fires. By using the vehicle, you take full responsibility for your safety and the safety of those around you.

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