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Engineering Math class creates Fluid Lift mechanisms

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Engineering Math class creates Fluid Lift mechanisms

"The Crane" by Marcos Deaquino and Bradley Watson.

"The Crane" by Marcos Deaquino and Bradley Watson.

"The Crane" by Marcos Deaquino and Bradley Watson.

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A common misconception about Fluid Power is that it must involve a liquid.  Fact is, liquids and gases both fall into the category of Fluid Power.  After two weeks of Hydraulic and Pneumatic formulas in the classroom, Engineering Math students were back in the lab designing and assembling their Fluid Lift mechanisms.   The objective was to lift at least 6 lbs. a minimum of 2 inches.  Teams presented a variety of devices including a crane, a shovel bucket, and unique lift platforms all built using syringes, tubing, popsicle sticks, wire, and glue on 1 square foot bases.   Some groups used liquid in their systems, and some used air (which is much more compressible).  The project was a huge success as each team had a fantastic presentation.

 

2-cyl. Lift by Xavier Hernandez and Ryan Lewis

2-cyl. Lift by Xavier Hernandez and Ryan Lewis

Platform Riser by Layne Millican, Mica Llanas, & Tyler Billings.

Platform Riser by Layne Millican, Mica Llanas, & Tyler Billings.

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