Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-06 09:45:01


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

MECE 497

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


This research project will be completed with Hendrickson Trailer as the sponsor. The goal of the project is to create a lift kit for a newer suspension system. The lift kit must provide enough lift force to lift an axle off the road and suspend it off the road while in transit. There are similar systems offered for different products at Hendrickson, but the configuration of this system is such that new brackets must be designed. The benefit of such a system is a reduction in wear on the lifted tires, and thus an increase in the life of the tires. The prototype will be designed, fabricated, and tested at Hendrickson with my involvement in each stage.

Research Sponsor

Dave Peters

First Reader

Gavin Rundell

Second Reader

Siamak Farhad

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dane Quinn

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