Sullivan, John M.
The goal of this project was to design, fabricate and test a system that would provide snowboarders with an alternative riding experience. Our prototype consisted of a top plate, bottom plate, and a roller bearing, that can attach to any board allowing for free rotation of the feet between a given degree of freedom. The plates were designed in SolidWorks, while the CAD system Esprit was used with a three axis CNC machine to cut the Nylon 6/6. Bending and torsional strain tests were performed to make sure the snowboard’s dynamics were not affected. A tensile test was performed on the threaded inserts and Nylon plates to find the maximum load before dislodgment. The final test was held at a ski area to determine the safety and functionality of the design under real life conditions.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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