Throttle prototype development
Tutor / director / evaluatorGonzález Rojas, Hernan Alberto
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The throttle is a very important mechanism to control the thrust of the engines in the aviation world. From a little Cessna 172 to massive airbus 380 everyone uses it. In this project using advanced technologies like CAD modeling, simulations and 3d printing, it will cover the most of the development process for a prototype. From the initial concepts and ideas, test and experimentation to a physical prototype will be a large period of analysis, creativity and perseverance to make something from the scratch. Development methodology will be an important feature for the success of the product. Design → test→ analyze→resolve In the market there are a lot of product with deficiencies in some aspects like non smooth axis and bad flight detents, the objective is to built the Throttle I always wanted to had. The systems to design are: -Stand→solid base for all the components -Axis→allow smooth rotation -Friction regulation→user can regulate the force needed to rotate the axis -Flight detents→ throttle has some fixed positions -Grip→ user interface (hand) -Position control→ system to track and transmit the axis/ lever position With the help of 3D printing, prototype will be manufactured, components will need to be tested and analyzed for a optimal functionality. For a design structural optimization, using NX CAE (finite elements), a simulation model will be created and adjusted from physical test results. With that model structural countermeasures can be analyzed before any physical prototype.