Publication Date

Spring 2021

Document Type

Final Report

Embargo Date


Problem Statement

The team designed and built a portable bridge crane for use in class demonstrations. The design was be based off a typical gantry crane, which consists of a trolley spanning across two horizontal parallel beams that are part of a gantry with a payload hanging from the trolley. The group also needed to design the gantry itself and ensure it was both stable enough to support the trolley and payload at the desired operation speeds as well as scaled properly for the desired use.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)