Publication Date

Summer 2016

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

This document presents the design for device to assist with loading and unloading of items into the trunk compartment of an automobile. Enclosed in this report is the rationale behind the design decisions based on consumer interviews, relevant regulating codes and standards, and necessary design constraints. Initial concept drawings and the selection process leading to the initial embodiment design are contained in this report. All initial and final CAD drawings and assembly instructions are incorporated into this summary statement as well as photographs and video links.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (UMSL JME 410)

Trunk Lift (79501 kB)