Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.

Abstract

The purpose of this MQP was to design and manufacture a device assisting the mobility of a disabled person within the cockpit of a J/105 sailboat. The fundamentals of kinematics, axiomatic design, and stress analysis were implemented, creating a design that satisfies customer requirements. This analysis was the basis for creating a Computer Aided Design (CAD) model, which was iterated until reaching a final design. A prototype was manufactured and tested, which complied with customer requirements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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