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Senior Projects 2011-2012


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Team CH
Concept Hydraulic


  • Henry Aimila, ME
  • David Grasch, ME
  • Chad Leask, ME

Faculty Advisor:

  • Prof. Robert Hildebrand, Ph.D.


  • Superior Fabrication of Kinross, Michigan

Industrial Contact:

  • Ian Moore

Project Description: Design and Prototype Hose Reel for Forklift

Team CH will design a hose reel for forklifts that will be either a single function (two hoses) or twin function (four hoses), left-handed or right-handed model. The design will involve a modular system that utlizes a minimal number of parts to achieve a single or twin function. Further, the design will be analyzed using finite element analysis (FEA) and fluid dynamics software, as well as cycle testing of a prototype using Superior Fabrication's test platform.

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