College of Engineering and Polymer Science
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Bachelor of Science
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This report details the design and calculation work done towards creating an autonomous guided vehicle (AGV) for use in the steel and metal related industries. Steel Equipment Specialists (SES) is a major manufacturer of coil transportation vehicles for these industries. SES believes the future of coil transportation within the mills includes AGVs in some circumstances. The team was tasked with exploring the design and cost of a base model for use in future designs, since SES has not yet modeled or manufactured an AGV. This design was successful under the stress from the application in calculations, and the cost of the design was minimized, which resulted in a design which exceeded expectations. Safety was the most important factor for the team during design, and the safety features included should minimize injury due to machine design and function. Due to these accomplishments, SES considers the design successful.
Mike Kish (Steel Equipment Specialists)
Honors Faculty Advisor
Orzel, Vincent and Woodrum, Zachary, "AGV Design" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1372.