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dc.contributor.authorSchroen, Derek
dc.contributor.authorGryba, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorPierce, Braden
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-24T20:02:10Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T20:02:10Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/5141
dc.description.abstractThis report outlines a process designed for compacting soil into automobile tires. The current state of this process consists of manually filling and packing the soil with a sledge hammer. A mechanized process is needed to reduce time and labor necessary to pack tires with soil. This improved process will facilitate construction of rammed earth tire structures. The process outlined in this report consists of using a pneumatic backfill tamper and hydraulic cylinder press in conjunction with a lever mechanism to pack a tire with soil. This system consists of lightweight machinery that can be easily manipulated while working on the top of a tire wall. Due to elimination of sledgehammer, the recommended method greatly increases safety and decreases operator fatigue. In conclusion, the process designed by the project team is a low cost method that greatly improves upon the current method in terms of manual input, operator fatigue, safety, and time savings. The project team recommends implementation of this designed process for further testing and performance verification.en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectrammeden_US
dc.subjectearthen_US
dc.subjecttireen_US
dc.subjectpackingen_US
dc.subjectprocessen_US
dc.subjectdesignen_US
dc.titleRammed earth tire packing process design : final design reporten_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
dc.typebachelor thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineMechanical and Manufacturing Engineeringen_US
dc.degree.levelBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)en_US
dc.date.publishedDecember 2010


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