All test plans
are directly involved with our risk assessment plan. All
tests will be performed in a controlled environment
Basic user safety guidelines will be followed at all
times in the machine shop, including: safety goggles at
all times, closed toed shoes, and no loose
clothing/jewelry. These safety guidelines, along with the
knowledge of common sense, will provide a safe working
environment for not just our group, but for the entire
machine shop. These guidelines will also be provided in
the User Manual document (separate from the spreadsheet)
to illustrate proper handling and safety protocol.
Our initial tests will include static loading
conditions with our force-lock brakes being utilized. We
will first reproduce a surface that will be in similar size
as one of the tables in length and width. We will then
evenly distribute a series of loads onto the surface until
we reach the same weight as the ten foot table. If our
analyses our correct, our device will remain structurally
sound with no risk of buckling, and deflections within
thousand of an inch at most in the very worst case.
In this method of testing we will use a load similar
in size to that of the table such as the plywood sheet from
the variable loading test. We will attempt to create
limiting conditions to determine how much coordination is
required so that both devices can function asymmetrically.
Single Unit Testing
For this method of testing we plan use a single device
and pair it with a surface of a similar height such as a
workbench. Then we will attempt to use a similar loading
test to our variable loading section.
Gripping and Interface
Using a larger mass from our variable loading test,
will attempt to stress test the locking mechanisms located
in the rotation wheels of our device. This will ensure that
the locks are function with large loads as well as testing
whether our tipping analyses were correct.