Title

Center Stand Redesign

Presenter Information

Eliseo Guerrero

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Engineering, Statics, Mechanical Design

Abstract

A conversation with a co-worker about his Honda Express scooter that he had just purchased, led to my senior project. The scooter had a center stand that had failed along a weld which prevented the part from functioning properly. Using engineering, a new center stand that was able to support the weight of the scooter and rider as well as to be a direct bolt-on replacement was needed. In order to create a new device a material had to be selected that would replace the steel and be strong as well as lightweight. The dimensions of the device were calculated after several assumptions and comparisons to the benchmark were made. Methods learned in Statics, Strength of Materials, and Machine Design courses were used. After the dimensions were finalized, the drawings for manufacturing were completed. Using the skills learned in basic machining and the use of the machine shop ensured the device was completed. Testing of the device against the design requirements has not commenced at the moment. Once testing is completed, the project will be deemed successful or not.

Poster Number

22

Faculty Mentor(s)

Pringle, Charles

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

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Center Stand Redesign

SURC Ballroom C/D

A conversation with a co-worker about his Honda Express scooter that he had just purchased, led to my senior project. The scooter had a center stand that had failed along a weld which prevented the part from functioning properly. Using engineering, a new center stand that was able to support the weight of the scooter and rider as well as to be a direct bolt-on replacement was needed. In order to create a new device a material had to be selected that would replace the steel and be strong as well as lightweight. The dimensions of the device were calculated after several assumptions and comparisons to the benchmark were made. Methods learned in Statics, Strength of Materials, and Machine Design courses were used. After the dimensions were finalized, the drawings for manufacturing were completed. Using the skills learned in basic machining and the use of the machine shop ensured the device was completed. Testing of the device against the design requirements has not commenced at the moment. Once testing is completed, the project will be deemed successful or not.