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Personnel Aerial Lift

MIE441 Final Project Report Group A

By:

David Manuel Choy Rouzbeh (Ray) Rabiei Chien-Lee (Lawrence) Sun

Presentation Overview
Introduction
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Engineering Specifications Design Methodology Force Analysis Finite Element Analysis and Design Optimization Conclusion Q&A

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Introduction
Objective
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To provide the crew of the maintenance department of a building complex with a light duty lift.

Proposed Solution: Scissor Lift Compact in lowered position Lift objects with good relative stability Ability to use larger platform

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Engineering Specifications
Maximum load of 300kg
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Minimum lifting height 3m Platform to carry two people and maintenance equipment Safety factor of 2 against failure

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Design Methodology
Personnel Aerial Lift split into three modules:
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Base unit

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Design Methodology
Personnel Aerial Lift split into three modules:
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Scissor Link Unit

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Design Methodology
Personnel Aerial Lift split into three modules:
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Platform Unit

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Force Analysis
Simplified model of scissor link mechanism
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R K S Q M My Nx N Ny P L A D J I C B G H W

F E

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Force Analysis
Different sections to find forces at nodes
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BD x G BD y F J D E IJ AEy AEx Hx W

Two different orientations of links considered


Fully lowered Fully raised

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Force Analysis
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Constraints Moments at F y - Forces x - Forces Link DH LHS 0.00 0.00 0.00 RHS 0 0 0 BDx D IJ BDy F Fx mg Fy

Static equilibrium equations and necessary dimensions of the scissor links entered to Excel
Hy H Hx

All equations solved using Excel solver to find the unknown forces at the nodes Forces used for FEA
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FEA & Design Optimization


Hydraulic Cylinder Mount
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Material: AISI 4340 Steel

First Iteration

Loading Conditions

Mesh: 3.25mm

Von Mises Stress 4.43E+08Pa (FOS = 1.6)

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FEA & Design Optimization


Hydraulic Cylinder Mount
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Fillet (2mm) and contact area (to 15 mm)


Max Von-Mises 4.45E+08Pa (FOS 1.6)

Fillet increased to 5 mm
Max Von-Mises 3.22E+08Pa (FOS 2.2)

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Conclusion
Scissor lift mechanism
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Raise platform by 3 metres Platform can support 2 people

Force analysis performed scissor lift Utilized Excel solver to find forces FEA Analysis and Design Optimization
Satisfies factor of safety of 2

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Questions?
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Thank you for listening

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