P19093: Over-Bed Hospital Table
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Preliminary Detailed Design

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Plan for Preliminary Detailed Design Phase:

During the Preliminary Detailed Design Phase our team plans to start creating a testing prototype of our device based on our concept selections. We will develop a test plan to help us measure different functions and capabilities of the prototype. We also plan on taking a tour of Unity Hospital and setting up a meeting with the ID team to review current progress and updates on engineering requirements.

What was Actually Accomplished:

We were able to tour Unity Hospital and meet with the ID team to discuss designing and our concept selection. During this phase, we successfully created our first testing prototype of the base of the hospital bedside table. We created a test plan to test maneuverability, completed calculations to determine center of gravity and maximum/minimum weight the tabletop can withstand under different conditions, and a first revision of a Computer-Aided Design model and drawing of the hospital bedside table. Specific types of casters were chosen to be potentially used on the final prototype.

Feasibility Analysis

Complete Feasibility Analysis can be found [here]

Drawings, Schematics, Flow Charts, Simulations

3D models of potential base designs were made using Computer-Aided Design software.

Base Design 1: Potential Base 1

Potential Base Design 1

Potential Base Design 1

Base Design 2: Potential Base 2

Potential Base Design 2

Potential Base Design 2

Bill of Material (BOM)

Aluminum Extrusion
80/20 Stock Used for Prototype Testing

80/20 Stock Used for Prototype Testing

We used these to help build a prototype for our simulation testing. The aluminum extrusion was retrieved from excess aluminum stock in the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department.

Connectors

90 degrees Aluminum Connector

90 degrees Aluminum Connector

Aluminum Plate Connector

Aluminum Plate Connector

These were used to connect the aluminum stock to help build a base. The connectors were retrieved from the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Casters

Casters Used for Prototype Testing

Casters Used for Prototype Testing

Brand: Everbilt
Size: 2" (from mount to bottom of wheel)
Cost: $4.37
From: Home Depot Details:

Threaded-Stem Leveling Casters

Caster #1 Considering for Final Prototype

Caster #1 Considering for Final Prototype

Brand: McMaster-Carr
Size: 2.8" (from mount to bottom of wheel)
Cost: $23.23
From: McMaster-Carr Details:

Cardinal Casters with Polyurethane Wheels

Caster #2 Considering for Final Prototype

Caster #2 Considering for Final Prototype

Brand: McMaster-Carr
Size: 4.25" (from mount to bottom of wheel)
Cost: $17.25
From: McMaster-Carr Details:

Test Plans

Test Plans are used to visually see how a potential prototype would work. Test Plan 1's purpose is to test how easily the base would move using the defined engineering requirements.

Test Plan 1: Ease of Maneuverability

Objective: To test a base configuration with different casters and loads to further our understanding of a final base design.

Needed:

Experiment setup: Each team member will partake in this experiment. Each member will push the base 3 different distances with 3 different loads (loads and distances will be the same each time). This experiment can be repeated each time there is a variation in the design (different base, different casters, different floor). Each trial will be timed and feedback will be taken from each team member on how it felt moving the base.


Results can be found [here]

Based on feedback during testing, the base was difficult to control during movement. Extra force was needed to keep the base moving straight in one direction. Solutions to correct this is to change 2 of the 5 casters from swivel-type to rigid-type.

(Note: Testing is not complete and will be continued in the Detailed Design Phase)

Design and Flowcharts

Requirement --> Component --> Solution for the different parts of the bedside table.
Updated Table Top Flow Chart

Updated Table Top Flow Chart

Updated Supporting Rod Flow Chart

Updated Supporting Rod Flow Chart

Updated Base Flow Chart

Updated Base Flow Chart

Risk Assessment

No additional risks have been identified, but Risk 23's importance was increased from 20 to 28. The mitigation plan for this risk is complete MSD's purchasing process paperwork for several parts at once as early as possible.
Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

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