Student, Ben-Gurion University
Bar Nurel is a forth year Student of mechanical engineering bachelor's degree in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Employed as a research assistant in Shock Tube Laboratory, my research deals with the behavior of shock waves in solids.
Lihi Solomon is a forth year Student of mechanical engineering bachelor's degree in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Employed as a research assistant in Pearlstone center for aeronautical engineering studies. My research deals with modelling the morphological evolution of a droplet containing Nano suspension primary particles.
The main goal of this work was to optimize the design of a crane made to raise and displace heavy experimental cells. Up to now, any cell changes were done manually, restricting system size and increasing the likelihood of accidents. The optimization includes necessary design considerations such as material selection meant to prevent failure, furthermore, determination of the optimal geometry cross section of the main beam, and finally, adjusting the crane working conditions.
This work was taken as part of a design optimizing course included in the mechanical engineering B.Sc. curriculum of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. This project was distinguished for superior modeling and optimization during the design optimizing course. The optimization preformed with modeFontier software, using genetic algorithm MOGA-II with Latin hypercube sampling. By carefully reviewing the result of the optimization for different cells weight and constrains, deeper understanding of the optimal design was achieved. Furthermore, ways of lowering the cost of the crane construction were found. A working crane for the department of shock wave study was built according to the results of this optimization.