BLDS Articulated Mounting Feet

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Conn, Mitchell D; Mazzucco, Chris
Boundary; Layer; Articulate; Mount; Feet; Mechanical; Mechanical Engineering
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This final report summarizes all of the efforts of the Senior Project aimed at creating Articulating Mounting Feet for the BLDS. The project focuses on improving the design of the mounting feet for the current Boundary Layer Data System at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Russ Westphal, the project’s sponsor, wishes that our team focus primarily on a reliable and lightweight mount design for a curved wing, with only transverse curvature. Dr. Westphal is currently researching the boundary layer effects on airplane wings at Cal Poly, and the ability to mount to a multitude of surface contours would increase the range of data he would be able to collect.