Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming

Center

WUHAN / Wuhan, China Project Center

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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