Publication Date

Fall 2015

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

The purpose of this project was to design and build an ice-resurfacing machine that was entirely human powered so it could be used safely on outdoor rinks and prevent harmful emissions indoors. This required analysis of several different mechanical systems and many different attempts to produce a working prototype. The prototype reduces the amount of water used when compared to a current ice-resurfacing machine by recycling snow from the ice. The sources of risk were determined, analyzed and solved throughout the project.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)