Title

A Tire Lift Assist System (ATLAS)

Lead Author Major

Mechanical Engineering

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Kyle Watson

Faculty Mentor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract/Artist Statement

The purpose of this project is to design and manufacture a device to assist a user when changing a vehicle tire. The process to change a vehicle tire is often a physically demanding task that requires full physical mobility and may require assistance from a second person. This physical demand increases significantly for persons with physical disabilities or incapabilities. The device features a lightweight, mobile scissor lift device powered by a gas spring. The device possesses the ability to lift the tire to a sedan trunk for retrieval or storage. Additionally, the device allows the user to easily align the tire to the bolts for attachment, while eliminating the requirement of the user to hold the tire in place. Through an iterative design, prototyping, and testing process, a device was manufactured to fulfill the purpose of the project goal. The device was designed and fabricated for easy transportation and use as an alternative to roadside service. Due to the device being a new concept on the market, there is opportunity for future iterations and improvements.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

7-5-2020 2:30 PM

End Date

7-5-2020 4:00 PM

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May 7th, 2:30 PM May 7th, 4:00 PM

A Tire Lift Assist System (ATLAS)

School of Engineering & Computer Science

The purpose of this project is to design and manufacture a device to assist a user when changing a vehicle tire. The process to change a vehicle tire is often a physically demanding task that requires full physical mobility and may require assistance from a second person. This physical demand increases significantly for persons with physical disabilities or incapabilities. The device features a lightweight, mobile scissor lift device powered by a gas spring. The device possesses the ability to lift the tire to a sedan trunk for retrieval or storage. Additionally, the device allows the user to easily align the tire to the bolts for attachment, while eliminating the requirement of the user to hold the tire in place. Through an iterative design, prototyping, and testing process, a device was manufactured to fulfill the purpose of the project goal. The device was designed and fabricated for easy transportation and use as an alternative to roadside service. Due to the device being a new concept on the market, there is opportunity for future iterations and improvements.