Week 1

Dr. Furman discussed with us the aspects we needed to incorporate into the design of the full-scale track. The columns we will be using for the structure of this track will be using the steel beams provided to us from Africa. One of our main concerns is to fabricate a clamp system that will be able to connect at least three of these beams together without the use of drilling or welding.

The main concern for this project is to create the railway system and this steel column section that will be able to support the weight of at least 2000 lbs. While this track system would need to support the static 2000 lbs load, it will also have to account for vibrations and other weather and various conditions. Of course all this would have to be cost effective as well as visually appealing. 


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