Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

This project uses the Axiomatic Design method to design, prototype and test a ski binding which reduces the likelihood of ACL injury while skiing. The binding was designed using Acclaro was drafted in PRO/Engineer to allow stress analysis using the Finite Element Method. Two prototypes were built in aluminum using a combination of manual and CNC machining. The prototypes can be tested to assess the functionality and feasibility of the binding. Through these tests it will be determined if with more development this type of binding could help reduce ACL injury while skiing.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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