Faculty Advisor

Lados, Diana

Faculty Advisor

Norton, Robert L.

Abstract

The noise levels on factory floors have been a historical concern with respect to worker health. The sponsor utilizes impact stops throughout their production facilities; each stop is hit hundreds of times per minute contributing to high decibel levels. The goal of this project was to identify alternative materials and configurations of the stop to minimize the noise output upon impact. This was accomplished by researching alternative materials, constructing a testing apparatus, and the construction and testing of prototype stops.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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