P16005: Motorized Standing Wheelchair 2
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Preliminary Detailed Design

Table of Contents

All files related to the Preliminary Detailed Design Review are located in the Detailed Design Documents repository

Team Vision for Preliminary Detailed Design Phase

Team Goals for Phase

Team Accomplishments For Phase

Interviews

To see the Question/Answer notes from the interview with Mary, Megan's PT, click on the following link Interview 11/17/15

Prototyping, Engineering Analysis, Simulation

Center of Mass

The center of mass is calculated using the coordinate system outlined in the image below. Note that the coordinate system is placed in the center of the front plane (looking face-on to the user) so that the z-axis center of mass is 0 due to an assumed equal weight distribution. Compared to the COM calculations on the Subsystem Design page, this COM analysis uses the new pivot point and changes the coordinate system so that the y-axis aligns in the center of the new pivot point. The updated file for the COM calculations can be seen here, COM Calculations Updated
COM Schematic Updated

COM Schematic Updated

COM Results Updated

COM Results Updated

Tipping Analysis

Tipping analysis uses the same coordinate system defined in Center of Mass section. The calculations can be found in the "COM Calculations Updated" link above
Front and Back Tipping Angles

Front and Back Tipping Angles

Tipping Angles table

Tipping Angles table

Pivot Point Components Hand Calculations

Rod End Size

Rod End Size

Pin Bending Validation

Pin Bending Validation

Pin Shearing Calculation

Pin Shearing Calculation

Cylinder Bending Calculation

Cylinder Bending Calculation

Bolt Analysis Calculation

Bolt Analysis Calculation

A link to the hand calculations is provided here: Hand Calculations PDF

Lever Arm Calculations

Changing the pivot point of chair caused some changes to lever arm design in order to reach same 90 degrees displacement. The updated calculation for lever arm can be downloaded here, Lever Arm Calculations
Lever Arm Geometry

Lever Arm Geometry

Lever Arm Calculations

Lever Arm Calculations

Actuator Force Calculations

The required actuator force was recalculated to account for the changes made in this phase. The calculations and free body diagrams can be seen in the images below. The force in each link is calculated to be 56 lb. The buckling analysis was redone following the same format as outlined on the Subsystem design page. The minimum thickness for the link is 0.105 in. This was calculated using a FOS of 2 on the compression force that acts on the link. The required actuator force that is needed to start the lifting motion is calculated to be 2180 N. If we use the same actuator, this gives a FOS of 1.83.
FBD of Seat Back

FBD of Seat Back

FBD of Seat

FBD of Seat

Drawings, Schematics, Flow Charts, Simulations

Lift Subsystem

To view a video of how the lift system will work, click on the following link Lift Video

Finite Element Analysis

An FEA was conducted in Solidworks. The bracket analyzed was of a welded construction and will support the chair seat, back, and patient at the forward pivot point of the chair. The Finite Element Analysis was completed with a load double that of the maximum possible load on the bracket. The tubing was selected to be AISI 1020 Steel with a wall thickness of 0.125 inches. AISI 1020 Steel has a Tensile Strength of 60.9 ksi.
Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis

To view the full report of the FEA, click on the following link FEA Report

Wiring Schematic

The wiring for the controls was reviewed and adjusted to provide better function and safety. A significant potential short circuit was removed in the process. For the up to date file, click this link: Wiring Schematic
Updated Wiring Schematic

Updated Wiring Schematic

Upper Limit Switch

The upper limit switch is required to stop the lifting action of the chair at a specified point. The point will be set by physical therapists and must be easily adjustable.
Upper Limit Switch Preliminary Design

Upper Limit Switch Preliminary Design

The smaller assembly attaches a pivot point to the end of the actuator arm which holds a push button nut and a threaded rod. The rod passes through a guide hole in another assembly attached to the actuator body. As the actuator retracts the nut will get closer to the actuator body and eventually activate the micro switch housed in the assembly. This will cut the power to the actuator and prevent the chair from being lifted further. The final lift angle can be adjusted by moving the nut along the threaded rod. The model shown above is a preliminary design that has yet to be integrated with the primary working model of the chair.

Floorplate

Floorplate

Floorplate

Bill of Material (BOM)

Electronics BOM

Using the updated wiring schematic the components required for the electronic systems were selected from approved vendors. For the up to date file, click this link: Wiring Schematic
Updated Electronics BOM

Updated Electronics BOM

Calf Pad BOM

The image below shows the BOM for the calf padding assembly.

Calf Padding BOM

Calf Padding BOM

Lift System BOM

The image below shows the BOM for the Lift System Assembly. Prices are based on material costs from McMaster Carr. Manufacturing cost was not applied with the possibility of completing manufacturing in-house.

Lift System BOM

Lift System BOM

Upper Limit Switch BOM

The preliminary BOM for the upper limit switch is shown below.

Upper Limit Switch

Upper Limit Switch

Floorplate BOM

The image below shows the BOM for the Floorplate. Prices are based on material costs from McMaster Carr.

Floorplate BOM

Floorplate BOM

Overall Assembly View

Overall assembly

Overall assembly

Test Plans

To see the current version of the test plan, click on the following link Test Plan 11/17/15

Risk Assessment

Updated Risk Management (no change)

Updated Risk Management (no change)

Plans for next phase

To view the latest updated version of the schedule, click on the following link Schedule
Updated Schedule

Updated Schedule

Key Points for Next Phase


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