Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming

Center

WUHAN / Wuhan, China Project Center

Abstract

The goal of this Major Qualifying Project was to formulate and compare multiple new designs for the electrical harness in Caterpillar's medium wheel loader vehicles. After weighing cost and other factors, the project team suggested that Caterpillar use a harness design with stainless steel coated fiberglass sleeve for insulation material, and the combination of a Velcro-jacket with Teflon tubing for insulation structure. Students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute traveled to Wuhan, China to form a team with students from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, which together worked with engineers at Caterpillar Suzhou Co. Ltd to find design solutions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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