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Design Improvement Of The Existing Car Jack Design

Muhammad Afiq, Muhamad Fauzi (2011) Design Improvement Of The Existing Car Jack Design. Project Report. UTeM, Melaka, Malaysia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Car jack is a device used to lift up the cars while changing the tires during an emergency. Car jacks are available at the market has some disadvantages such as requiring more energy to operate, are not suitable for women and cannot be used on the uneven surface. The purpose of this project is to modify the design of the existing car jack in terms of its functionality and also human factors considerations. In this “Projek Sarjana Muda 1”, the scopes of research were on the designing 1.5 - 3 ton maximum lifting capacity of car jack by using optimization concept. To optimize the existing design, the hand lifter has been replaced by the use of pedal lever as it can reduce energy usage. In addition, ergonomic factors are also taken into consideration in order to reduce and simplify how to use a car jack. In the process of obtaining a suitable design, the customer needs will be translate to the engineering characteristic to obtain the concepts that need to be modified and fabricated. From the house of quality, the best concept will be valued based on the weighted rating method. The morphology chart had been used to obtain the best concept solution. After the best concept had been selected using the weighted rating method, next step was to determine the part and component that can be modified by arrange the part into chunks and clustering with the component according to the function or system. From this step, it can be determined which component can be reduced or modified. Then the configuration design was analyzed according the function factor and critical issue so that the design that had been implementing was according to the specification and customer requirement. The last step for this project was parametric design. In this topic, the new design concept will be calculated to obtain the required force and compared with the theoretical calculation in the table of human factor.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: CATIA (Computer file), Automobiles -- Equipment and supplies, Lifting-jacks -- Design and construction
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Library > Projek Sarjana Muda > FKM
Depositing User: Rohana Hashim
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 00:57
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:33
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/5336

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