Title

WakeBoard Winch

Presenter Information

Eric Christensen

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Design, Manufacturing, Engineering

Abstract

Question: Can a device be fabricated that will allow wakeboard riders’ access to locations that may be inaccessible by boats or where motorized boats are prohibited? This device will be called a Wakeboard Winch and will need to meet specific design requirements to ensure adequate performance. For the winch design to be considered effective it must be able to support up to a 200 pound wakeboard rider, be able to achieve a maximum tow speed of 25 mph, and the final winch assembly should weigh less than 200 pounds. Rationale: The design and manufacturing of the winch must be optimized to meet the design requirements established, while also minimizing the cost of production. Methods: The Wakeboard Winch will be designed using mechanical engineering methods relating to power transmissions using shafts, torque converters, and roller chain drives. Along with this, the winch will be fabricated using manufacturing processes learned throughout the mechanical engineering technology (MET) coursework which may include, but is not limited to, milling, machining, and welding. Results: At this time, the Wakeboard Winch has been mocked-up and preliminary testing has been completed to ensure successful operation. Final assembly will be completed the second week of April and testing is scheduled to follow shortly after. Principal Conclusions: The preliminary evaluation of the winch displayed adequate operation giving promise to meeting the 200 pound weight limit and 25 mph speed limit established by the design requirements.

Poster Number

3

Faculty Mentor(s)

Charles Pringle

Department/Program

Engineering Technologies, Safety, & Construction

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, & Construction

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WakeBoard Winch

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Question: Can a device be fabricated that will allow wakeboard riders’ access to locations that may be inaccessible by boats or where motorized boats are prohibited? This device will be called a Wakeboard Winch and will need to meet specific design requirements to ensure adequate performance. For the winch design to be considered effective it must be able to support up to a 200 pound wakeboard rider, be able to achieve a maximum tow speed of 25 mph, and the final winch assembly should weigh less than 200 pounds. Rationale: The design and manufacturing of the winch must be optimized to meet the design requirements established, while also minimizing the cost of production. Methods: The Wakeboard Winch will be designed using mechanical engineering methods relating to power transmissions using shafts, torque converters, and roller chain drives. Along with this, the winch will be fabricated using manufacturing processes learned throughout the mechanical engineering technology (MET) coursework which may include, but is not limited to, milling, machining, and welding. Results: At this time, the Wakeboard Winch has been mocked-up and preliminary testing has been completed to ensure successful operation. Final assembly will be completed the second week of April and testing is scheduled to follow shortly after. Principal Conclusions: The preliminary evaluation of the winch displayed adequate operation giving promise to meeting the 200 pound weight limit and 25 mph speed limit established by the design requirements.