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Dr. Judah Ari-Gur
Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala
The objective of the portable vehicle lift system design project was to develop an easy to use moveable lift that brings a wide variety of vehicles to a height that allows basic service to be performed. There are lifts available from current manufacturers that are somewhat portable but the focus of this project was to increase the portability of the lift so that it would be attractive to people with limited space. While focusing on the portability factor of the lift, its overall safety or function were not diminished. In order to complete the objectives, a combination of calculations, CAD software, FEA analysis, and physical modeling were used. The final design that was developed successfully met or exceeded all design objectives.
Boynton, Joel; Case, Corey; and VanHoutteghem, Mark, "Portable Vehicle Lift System Design" (2006). Honors Theses. 1915.
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