Project 1: Form and Function

 

 

The aim of the project is to create a bridge with an adjustable opening for a 30ft x 40ft object to pass through. There must be a mechanism that has to be incorporated which will change the final bridge design. Alterations to the form of the bridge can only be made if there is a functional requirement. Symmetry is not allowed in the final design. My prototype was altered to take out a section of the arch bridge which allowed for a moveable part to be raised when the object passed. The mechanism will be within the tower. It must have a 190 ft spawn, no supporting structures on the water, with road 10ft above water, and all membranes of the bridge must not pass 20ft.

 

 

 

 

BRIDGES

Sydney Harbor Bridge

Lewis and Clark Bridge

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Millau Viaduct Bridge

Movable Items

Freebody

Diagram

Arch Bridge

Cantilever Bridge

Cable bridge

BB gun Loader

 

         The opening could be created by retracting specified area into mainland.

         This operation could be done in either edge of the bridge.

         This design does not required cables as it could easily work with a gear system (1)

 

         The opening could be created by retracting specified area into mainland.

         This operation could be done in other edge of the bridge.

         This design does not required cables as it could easily work with a gear system (3)

 

         The opening could be created by retracting specified area into mainland.

         This operation could be done in either edge of the bridge.

         this design could require cables for extra support and control of the retractable area. (3)

Magnetic Clip

 

 

 

 

         The opening could be made by raising the movable portion of the bridge to a perpendicular form.

         This operation could be done in either edge of the bridge.

         This design does require cables as they would raise on of side of the movable portion. (2)

 

         The opening could be made by raising the movable portion of the bridge to a perpendicular form.

         This opening will have to be located in either edge of the bridge.

         This design does require cables as they would replace some of the structure beams, allowing the movable portion to rise. (2)

 

         The opening could be made by raising the movable portion of the bridge to a perpendicular form.

         This operation could be done in either edge of the bridge.

         This design would require cables, as they would replace their stationary counterparts, allowing for on side of the movable portion to be lifted. (1)

Wine Opener

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         The opening could be made by folding and retracting the movable portion of the bridge.

         This operation could be done in either edge of the bridge.

         This design does require cables to fold and retract the movable portion of the bridge. (5)

 

         The opening could be made by folding and retracting the movable portion of the bridge.

         This operation could be done in either edge of the bridge.

         This design does require cables to fold and retract the movable portion of the bridge. (5)

 

         The opening could be made by folding and retracting the movable portion of the bridge.

         This operation could be done in either edge of the bridge.

         This design does require cables to fold and retract the movable portion of the bridge. (4)

 

Preliminary Designs:

The Preliminary Prototype designs consisted of both having an arch bridge foundation, however, one being based on a magnetic clip while the other being based on the BB gun loader.

Arch Bridge with Magnetic Clip | Arch bridge with BB gun loader

 

Transformation Process:

However, at the end I combined both prototype, resulting in a wine opener as its main idea

Elevations:

Open Position | Closed Position

 

Conceptual Applications:

 

BB Gun Loader/Movable Portion

The movement of the gears and counterweight would make the movable portion of the bridge to rise and fall, just a BB gun loader handle would move in and out of its base.

 

 

Magnetic Clip/ Lever

This part would count as a counterweight for the function of the gears as it raises and lowers the bride.

 

Wine Opener/ Gear

This part would count as a stopper as it will slowly but safely raise and lower the movable portion.

 

3D VIEWS

 

 

Bridge in Action