College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST)

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-10 14:30:47


Mechanical Engineering Technology

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


The overall goal for my project is to design a durable Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV) frame intended for carrying a heavy load over outdoor terrain. I will not be designing a complete vehicle, only the basic structure that can be used to build a complete AGV on. There will be complete 3D models of the design and its individual parts. I also would like to provide limited Finite Element Analysis of the design using ANSYS software to determine weaknesses and methods for improvement. The design I create is meant to be used as a framework for complete outdoor AGV designs. The simplicity of the frame will allow for variation and specialization in a final complete design.

Research Sponsor

Thomas Lukach

First Reader

Wesley Carpenter

Second Reader

Carl Ribaudo

Honors Faculty Advisor

Sarah Hoge



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