P18318: Automatic Extend-Retract Hydraulic Restraint System for Amusement Rides
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Throughout the amusement industry, there is a constant need and desire to increase throughput on rides and attractions. Currently, most rides require manual operation of restraints either by amusement park patrons and/or ride operators. These manual systems can be difficult to actuate and put strain on both patrons and operators. Advanced Concepts in Manufacturing (ACM) would like to reduce the amount of manual work required to dispatch a train and decrease the time required to safely secure patrons. By developing a fully automatic extending and retracting hydraulic restraint system, restraints can be raised and lowered without any physical input from a patron or ride operator. This will relieve strain on patrons and ride operators and increase ride throughput by eliminating the need for each restraint to be positioned individually.


Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point taken by Mike Troise

Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point taken by Mike Troise

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Project Name
Automatic Extend/Retract Hydraulic Restraint System for Amusement Rides
Team Name
Pressure Coasters: "Restrain Your Enthusiasm"
Project Number
P18318
Start Term
2175
End Term
2181
Faculty Guide :

MSD I: Edward Hanzlik

email: echeee@rit.edu
phone: 585-475-7428
office: ENG/2527

MSD II: Don Pophal

email: dwpddm@rit.edu
phone: 585-475-7428
office: ENG/2527
Primary Customers :

Eric Wellington, ACM, eric.acm@comcast.net


Sponsor (financial support)
Multidisciplinary Senior Design
ASTM Grant

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Team Members

From Left to Right: Mike Troise, John Stelmack, Alison Wright, Robb Foote, Robert Cybulski

From Left to Right: Mike Troise, John Stelmack, Alison Wright, Robb Foote, Robert Cybulski

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Member Major Role Contact
Mike Troise Mechanical Engineering EDGE and CAD Specialist mjt4432@rit.edu
Robert Cybulski Mechanical Engineering Project Manager rhc7848@rit.edu
John Stelmack Industrial Engineering Facilitator/Statistics Lead jes6627@rit.edu
Alison Wright Mechanical Engineering Fluids Engineer amw1576@rit.edu
Robb Foote Electrical Engineering Electrical Lead raf6831@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design MSD I

Detailed Design MSD II

Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Cost

Risk Management

Minutes & Communication

Use Case

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Chart Concept Selection

Bill of Materials MSD I

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical System Diagrams MSD I

Software Diagrams

Manuals

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Initial Prototype

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

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