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Box Beam
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Box Beam (English)
Abstract [en]

This report covers the product development process of a C-profile forming a box beam for use in storage systems. The company Brännehylte Lagersystem AB is in need of a new box beam that in pair can handle a maximum load of 4000 kg (four pallets x 1000 kg). At present the company has only one beam capable of a maximum load of 4x800 kg and wants to expand its product range and develop as a company and compete with others in the storage systems market. The first step began with acquiring information on the different beams and how they behave under stress. Then began a combination of brainstorming and brainwriting to generate a number of concepts of how a C-profile could possibly look like. After screening of the different concepts using Gut-feeling method three most appropriate concepts were left and were pitted against each other in a Pugh Matrix to get the best possible C-profile for further development. Calculations and tests were done on the selected concept with a combination of elementary cases and SolidWorks. For the beam to be approved it must meet the EU standard for storage racks. The calculated beam resulted in a working beam in theory, which in turn must be produced to confirm that the theory is true. Because a prototype must be produced in order to confirm the results, then the work cannot be proven in practical example and only be proven in theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
C-profile, Box Beam, Deflection, Storage Systems, EN 15512:2009, Brännehylte Lagersystem AB.
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31572ISRN: JU-JTH-MTA-1-20160074OAI: diva2:956305
Subject / course
JTH, Product Development
Available from: 2016-08-30 Created: 2016-08-29 Last updated: 2016-08-30Bibliographically approved

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