Table of Contents
- Key Questions
- Progress Report
- Feasibility Analysis
- Engineering Analysis
- Drawings & Schematics
- Design Layout
- Test Plans
- Risk Assessment
- Plans for Senior Design II
- Plans for ImagineRIT
Entering the Phase
- Will the Tilt N’ Store beams buckle due to the thin walls? - Closed
- Is a permit required in order to install the platform? - Open
- What is the best way to secure the elevator to the platform? How thick must the beam be to prevent bending? What is the force felt on the swiveling base? What material should we build the elevator out of? - Closed
- How do we make loading and unloading the truck easier? Is there a feasible solution that can be implemented by the team for loading the truck? - Closed
- How do we mount the stairs to a sliding track on the platform? - Closed
- What OSHA standards will apply to the designs we're creating? - Closed
- What happens when there is an out of plane force on the Tilt N' Store? - Open
- What are the effects of the Tilt N' Store on the wall? Will the integrity of the wall be compromised? - Open
- What reaction force does the chain hoist put on the Tilt N' Store? - Closed
During/Exiting the Phase
- What type of lighting needs to be utilized to meet the related OSHA standards? - Open
- When are we going to learn if the grant has been approved? What happens if the grant is not approved? - Open
- What should be used as the lifting method for the elevator? - Open
- What materials should be used for all components for the platform? - Open
- Does the platform need to be fireproof? - Open
- Should the platform be anchored to the wall or can it be free standing? - Open
- We are going to purchase portable stairs instead of stairs connected via track to the platform, the cost-benefit of the portable stairs won out over building stairs ourselves.
- We are going to use a chain hoist for the elevator lifting method, especially since the electric wench manufacturer states they should not be used for hoisting items.
- Solutions related to the truck are outside the scope of this project and we have recommended that the truck becomes its own senior design project.
- We are going to apply to the IEEE standards grant which will allow more flexibility within our budget.
- The current plan is to finish all designing during MSDI, but we understand that situations may arise that make that impossible.
- Our group will be meeting from 4 to 6pm on Monday and Wednesday, plus any additional meeting we believe is necessary, for MSDII due to conflicting classes for several team members.
- When will we know if the grant has been approved or denied?
The Team Progress Report can be accessed here - Team Progress Report
Crane ElevatorCan a freestanding jib style crane be used to elevate equipment to the mezzanine?
- Prices start at $700 for a pre-fabricated crane (not including the lifting mechanism
- Lift distance must be >6ft. (minimum height to top of mezzanine)
- Chain hoist will be used as the lifting mechanism
- Crane needs to rotate of slide to move payload to mezzanine
- Materials need to be within budget
- Crane is necessary to move heavy equipment up to mezzanine, per NIOSH lifting requirements
- Pre-fabricated crane does not fall into budget, especially when alternatives exist
- Lumber must be braced to support torsion
- Subject matter experts, architect, building contractor, and structural engineer in agreement on pursuing the use of the pre-existing structural I-beam.
- Mezzanine mounted crane not feasible
- I-beam should be utilized in hoist system
- Hoist will add about $170 to budget
MezzanineAn detailed analysis for the Mezzanine Design can be found here - Mezzanine Analysis
Tilt N' StoreAn updated analysis of some of the key questions for the Tilt N' Store can be found here - Tilt N Store Analysis
The MATLAB code surrounding the Tilt N' Store analysis can be found here - Tilt N Store Analysis - MATLAB
Contingency PlanA proposed contingency plan for the project can be found here - Contingency Plan
Drawings & Schematics
The Facility Layout can be accessed here - Facility Layout
Bill of Materials
The Bill Of Materials spreadsheet can be accessed here - Bill of Materials
- SportsNet Safety Grant
- Submitted relevant information to Mike, currently waiting to hear what the final decision is.
- Asked for: $1,600
- Brown Family Fountain Grant
- Submitted application to RIT contact, application has been submitted to Foundation trustees.
- Asked for: $1,500
- IEEE Standards Grants
- Need to write abstract and get statement of endorsement from faculty member
- Possibly $500
Engineering TestingThe follow test plans were formed to ensure the final design meets all engineering requirements after all the proposed designs have been implemented.
- Cycle Time Analysis
- We plan on timing the different processes for accessing equipment and comparing the old times with the new. This will allow us to see the percentage of improvement in loading or unloading, as well as accessing the equipment.
- Facility Measurements
- Measurements of the space within the storage facility, including amount of space being utilized and square footage added will allow for a quantitative expression of the improvements made
- Customer Survey & Satisfaction
- Customer and stakeholder satisfaction with the implemented design will be the best indicator of project success.
- Once the platform has been installed, we will use a digital light meter to measure the amount of light under the platform and throughout the garage which is required to be above 5 foot candles. From this read out we will add additional lighting as needed before using the digital light meter to ensure the requirement of 5 foot candles has been met throughout the facility.
- Below is a list of OSHA standards which are currently
being violated, the plan is to continue to add to the
list as the proposed design becomes more detailed. At the
end of the project, once all the construction is
completed, we will review the list and ensure we have met
all related OSHA standards. If they have all been met
then both the storage facility and employee safety has
- OSHA standard 1926.1053
- OSHA standard 1910.23
- Once the new designs and layouts are finalized we will analyze the new lifting processes and compare the new lifting indices with the previous lifting method lifting indices. This will allows us to quantitatively show how much of an improvement has be made in employee safety.
The Risk Management Spreadsheet can be accessed here - Risk Management
Plans for Senior Design 2
|Team Member||Phase 4: What did I actually do?||Phase 4: What did I learn?||Senior Design II: What do I plan to do?|
The Schedule and Completion Plan can be accessed here - P17708 Schedule
Plans for ImagineRIT
Best Case Scenario
- Every subsystem would be completed as scheduled and under budget
- 3D model(s) of some of the subsystems would be printed for people to look at
- Before, during, and after picture slideshow to be displayed at table
- Technical paper submitted to IEEE before ImagineRIT
Middle Ground Scenario
- Small design details still need to be completed, but all major building has been completed
- All subsystems were able to be completed and almost came in under budget
- Before, during, and after picture slideshow to be displayed, but no 3D model
- Technical paper written but not yet revised or submitted to IEEE
Worse Case Scenario
- Still in the middle of the building process
- Unable to build all proposed subsystems due to budget constraints
- Nothing interactive to display at ImagineRIT
The ImagineRIT Plans can be accessed here - ImagineRIT Plans