Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Faculty Advisor

Tuzel, Erkan

Abstract

The Emergency Meal Kitchen Services (EMKS) unit is a portable and compact kitchen unit that can provide three days' worth of food and water for at least 500 people, in any disaster location. We constructed models in terms of design criteria relating to weight, transportability, and food preparation capabilities. To study uncontrollable excitations during transportation as a helicopter sling load, we created models of pendulums to study the effect of initial angles on the swinging motion. To reduce these oscillations, we proposed a control mechanism that acts on the pendulum's pivot point to dampen out the oscillations with the help of a phase delay. Utilizing this mechanism will reduce the swinging, thus making the EMKS easier and safer to transport by a helicopter sling load.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Engineering Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Physics

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