Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Seok Lew

Project Type

Senior Design Project

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Community Application

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

In developing countries, a need exists for the transportation of raw foods to communities without spoilage. Traditional methods of transporting goods don’t meet the needs of the consumer, and often times food is wasted due to the harsh climate and time constraints. Food often becomes salvage under the heat, causing a hurt to the profitability of vendors and family needs for fresh produce. In particular milk transportation has become difficult, due to the lack of cold storage in standard transit. As a response to the need for affordable raw food transport, our sponsor Basic Utilities Vehicle (BUV) has tasked us with designing a vehicle bed, for their existing vehicle models, that will withstand the harsh terrain and humid tropical environment during transit. Our job is to create an affordable unit that will transport milk containers unspoiled, without sacrificing storage space for sturdier bulky goods. Our vehicle bed design will replace the pre-existing 6.5’X4’ wooded box bed with a design that will keep cool over a 4-hour transit time, with extra space for vehicle repair tools, and overhead space for other various goods. This design will allow for the transport of raw goods, without sacrificing space for other cargo.

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Basic Utilities Vehicle (BUV) Milk Transportation

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In developing countries, a need exists for the transportation of raw foods to communities without spoilage. Traditional methods of transporting goods don’t meet the needs of the consumer, and often times food is wasted due to the harsh climate and time constraints. Food often becomes salvage under the heat, causing a hurt to the profitability of vendors and family needs for fresh produce. In particular milk transportation has become difficult, due to the lack of cold storage in standard transit. As a response to the need for affordable raw food transport, our sponsor Basic Utilities Vehicle (BUV) has tasked us with designing a vehicle bed, for their existing vehicle models, that will withstand the harsh terrain and humid tropical environment during transit. Our job is to create an affordable unit that will transport milk containers unspoiled, without sacrificing storage space for sturdier bulky goods. Our vehicle bed design will replace the pre-existing 6.5’X4’ wooded box bed with a design that will keep cool over a 4-hour transit time, with extra space for vehicle repair tools, and overhead space for other various goods. This design will allow for the transport of raw goods, without sacrificing space for other cargo.