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Alternative materials for the horseshoe
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. (Mechanical Engineering/ Maskinteknik)
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a research-focused work on a study of alternative materials for horseshoes. Within this thesis the objectives and functions of a compliant horseshoe are identified, based on a literature study of the work of previous researches, and they are linked to the properties of material. After identifying these objectives, a number of methods are implemented with the aim of detecting the most suitable materials for horseshoes taking into account the properties linked with the objectives. In order to determine whether the selected material is suitable or not, a comparison with a traditional forged steel horseshoe is carried out. Whenever an appropriate material is found, a most exhaustive study is performed and finally, a decision is elected based on the further investigation. The last chapter of this thesis is comprised of a document destined for future researches where suggestions about how to get more reliable results in the field are explained.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 106 p.
Keyword [en]
horseshoe, alternative, materials, horses
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Engineering and Technology Materials Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10503OAI: diva2:777754
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Educational program
Mechanical Engineer
2014-05-26, G111, Högskolan i Skövde Högskolevägen Box 408 541 28 Skövde, Skövde, 13:15 (English)
Available from: 2015-01-15 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2015-01-15Bibliographically approved

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