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dc.contributor.supervisor Labossiere, Paul (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Toews, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Oughton, Greg
dc.contributor.author Howell, Brett
dc.contributor.author Paulic, Nikola
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-17T15:48:33Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-17T15:48:33Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/35592
dc.description.abstract The primary objective of this project, provided to us by our client, Cormer Group Industries, was to design a high-end cargo trailer for towing behind a motorcycle. For this trailer, the use of composite material was to be maximized in the design, with a minimum of having a carbon fiber outer shell. The team was required to provide Cormer with full, detailed drawings of all trailer components, along with a complete manufacturing plan for the prototype. The finished product will be priced for the higher end customer, and therefore a high level of quality needs was pursued throughout all aspects of the design process. We began our design process with brainstorming, and developed the body design using a multi-tiered concept selection process using weighted needs from both the client and our own internal research. We refined our final design by integrating the most desirable features from our 3 highest ranked concepts. In order to reduce the complexity and cost of manufacturing, we have outsourced components for the trailer whenever in-house fabrication would be impractical or too complex. In addition, we performed extensive research to make selections of all outsourced components and materials used in our design. This ensured that the final design fully met all of the customer needs. Our final design has a dry weight of 153.9 lbs. This makes on average one of the lighter trailers of this type available, but features the best in-class interior cargo volume of 28.4 ft3. This easily meets the client’s requirement that the trailer be capable of carrying 2 golf bags or two large suitcases. The final cost for a single trailer, including materials, manufacturing and assembly, was determined to be$5,600 with a sales price of $6,750.With regards to the manufacturing and assembly, we have created full engineering drawings for all parts and assemblies in our design, as requested by Cormer. This serves as a detailed record of our design, as well as instructions for manufacturing our design. These drawings are detailed down to the component level for the parts made in house. The assembly drawings make reference their respective part […] en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Cormer Group Industries en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.title The Design of a Composite Motorcycle Cargo Trailer en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/report
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hohenberg, Edward (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) en_US
dc.degree.level Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) en_US


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