Space Concordia Robotics Division
Mechanical Team Member
March 2021- current
Creation of Mars rover for University rover competition, particularly responsible for the design and development of wheel assembly, used DMAIC lean improvement method
Compared to the previous assembly, the new one is 20% more compact, lightweight, and convenient to assemble.
The use of SolidWorks for modeling and Ansys WB for stress, impact, and thermal analysis of wheel assembly
The wheel assembly shall securely mount the tire and the motor to the rest of the rover.
The motor shall be fully covered and protected from environmental hazards such as rocks.
The wheel assembly shall have no noticeable increase to backlash between the tire and the motor.
The wheel assembly shall have no noticeable camber effect between the tire and the u-bracket.
Slip between the tire and wheel assembly shall be kept to a minimum.
The motor will be disassembled without disassembling the whole assembly (from the outwards direction of the rover).
Instances of double shear will be used in place on single shear wherever possible.