Event Title

Uprights

Location

CSU 202

Start Date

20-4-2015 1:05 PM

End Date

20-4-2015 2:05 PM

Student's Major

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Gary Mead

Mentor's Email Address

gary.mead@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

The upright is a metal component designed to be attached to the car. One of the designed tasks for the uprights are to hold the wheel bearings in the center of the upright for the hub and wheel. Next task the uprights have is, to connect to the suspension where the mounts have to have clearance for motion up and down. Third task the uprights are designed to perform is, have a steering rod attached to the upright. Without the steering rod the car would not be able to steer in the front. The last task for the uprights is, being designed to with stand the forces of 1.4 g’s entering the turn. The first design criteria about the uprights is the size and what are the boundaries. From there, the old uprights were inspected to make revisions and improve the design. The uprights were modeled in 3D parametric modeling. With the 3D modeling, the uprights were able to run a stress strain test to see if the uprights will with stand 1.4 g’s of force. From the 3D modeling the design was uploaded into another program to be machined out of a block of aluminum. From going through the 3D modeling to machining, there was a big learning curve that was found. The original design was too complicated and was very costly to have a machine shop to machine the uprights. Therefore a second and even a third design revisions were made to lower the cost of machining the uprights.

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Uprights

CSU 202

The upright is a metal component designed to be attached to the car. One of the designed tasks for the uprights are to hold the wheel bearings in the center of the upright for the hub and wheel. Next task the uprights have is, to connect to the suspension where the mounts have to have clearance for motion up and down. Third task the uprights are designed to perform is, have a steering rod attached to the upright. Without the steering rod the car would not be able to steer in the front. The last task for the uprights is, being designed to with stand the forces of 1.4 g’s entering the turn. The first design criteria about the uprights is the size and what are the boundaries. From there, the old uprights were inspected to make revisions and improve the design. The uprights were modeled in 3D parametric modeling. With the 3D modeling, the uprights were able to run a stress strain test to see if the uprights will with stand 1.4 g’s of force. From the 3D modeling the design was uploaded into another program to be machined out of a block of aluminum. From going through the 3D modeling to machining, there was a big learning curve that was found. The original design was too complicated and was very costly to have a machine shop to machine the uprights. Therefore a second and even a third design revisions were made to lower the cost of machining the uprights.

Recommended Citation

Mahrer, Robert. "Uprights." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/oral_session_08/2