Mechanism for actuating seaweed harvesting device
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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Mechanical systems to automate a critical aspect of the seaweed farming process were designed and iterated to determine their feasibility as a substitute for human labor on a commercial large-scale seaweed farm. This paper explores various proposed alternatives and the advantages and disadvantages inherent to each design, with the ultimate goal of determining a single system best suited for adoption by the commercial seaweed industry. Each mechanism was designed and critiqued according to the needs of US seaweed farmers, and evaluated over criteria such as cost, complexity, speed and efficiency.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2019Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 28).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology