WUHAN / Wuhan, China Project Center
The sponsor from Caterpillar Inc. required the team to evaluate the structural stability of the access platform of the current 972H wheel loader. They were unsure of what effect would result after having fire suppression facilities installed on the platform. The team worked and achieved results in two areas- evaluating stress and deformation in key locations by conducting finite element analysis and redesigning the current platform.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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