Author

Na Liu

Publication Date

1992

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Marchertas, Algirdas

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

LCSH

Lifting and carrying||Finite element method||Materials handling

Abstract

This thesis describes a novel interactive procedure for designing a scissor lift with a computer program. An optimization scheme and stress analysis are incorporated. The program determines the optimum cylinder location of a scissor lift, performs stress analysis by using the finite element method, and computes the proper cross-section sizes of the scissor arms for specified design requirements. Modeling techniques and boundary conditions of the design program are discussed. Several illustrative examples are given to demonstrate how the special-purpose code can automate an originally tedious design process, output more accurate results, and reduce design calculation time from about 8 hours for the conventional design to about 30 minutes with the new procedure.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (leaf [41])

Extent

96 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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