A short, individual project in design of how to dump stuff off a truck, due in one week.
Our company builds truck bodies for a wide range of truck sizes and chassis. The boss wants us to explore the design of a dump truck body for large trucks. Standard designs require very large forces in the hydraulic cylinder during the lifting operation. One or two 8 to 10 inch (200 to 250 mm) diameter cylinder(s) operating at 2000 psi (14 MPa) are required by our competitors. The large components are costly and the stresses produced by such large forces require reinforcing the dump body and truck chassis.
Two of the more obvious methods of reducing cylinder force are:
NOTE: The cylinder and associated mechanism must be entirely under the dump body in the lowered position.
One report per student. Neat hand-drawn sketches are acceptable for your design. Sufficient information (descriptions, calculations, etc) must be presented so the reader can fully understand your thoughts. All four points above must be addressed.
An image (e.g. from the web, properly cited) of a typical dump truck mechanism in a real truck must be included in your report.