Project Title

NPT Test Machine

College

College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2022-04-28 08:27:51

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

4600 461,497

Number of Credits

4

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022

Abstract

Located at the Research facility at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, the Non-Pneumatic Tire (NPT) Program is currently in the prototype phase. However, airless tire structures are quickly gaining popularity as an alternative to a traditional pneumatic tire. The NPT Test Machine is a measurement fixture that will perform a series of evaluations to determine the stiffness of an NPT; this will allow the program to expand and evolve more rapidly into a manufacturing phase. In this Senior Design Project, a complete test solution was researched, designed, built, programmed, and validated so that data can be collected, and tires can be approved for use.

Research Sponsor

David Peters

First Reader

Kurt Kandel

Second Reader

Joseph Lettieri

Honors Faculty Advisor

David Peters

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