Innovative hydraulic system design for engineering applications
Cheong, Yong Cheng
Date of Issue2015
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The widespread usage of hydraulic systems has seaminglessly played a critical role in the life of mankind today. Hydraulic applications can be seen bringing convenience to humans from household routines to industrial and marine practices. At the same time, hydraulic systems and electrics come hand in hand, as the electrical components bring greater control and deftness in the maneuvering of the system while tapping on the power of hydraulics. A literature review has been conducted on the usage of hydraulic in rehabilitation equipments. The review is inclusive of Singapore’s aging population trends, existing rehabilitation devices, existing patents review and the sales of rehabilitation patient lifts in the Singapore market. This project will seek to design and develop an innovative hydraulic system for engineering applications in the rehabilitation field – Hydraulic Patient Lift, of which aims to be more affordable to the members of the public and at the same time, preserving the quality of durability and functionality. The design report will illustrate the ideas generation process, product fabrication process and Finite Element Analysis process. For visual references, the detailed engineering drawing can be found in the Appendix section.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University