Lift Engineering Design Challenges from the Postgraduate Programme Perspective

Nick Mellor, Stefan Kaczmarczyk and Rory Smith

Wednesday 19th September 2018

This paper describes the background and concept of a postgraduate lift engineering programme, comprising an MSc Lift Engineering and PhD/ MPhil, aimed at those involved in lift engineering and related fields. The MSc in Lift Engineering integrates a systems engineering approach with other modules such as a study of global codes and standards, contract management, elective modules and a dissertation. Solutions to a design challenge arising from the results of safety gear drop tests are drawn from the systems engineering approach of the learning materials and in the context of an earlier MSc dissertation. Newly presented data from drop tests is analysed to provide information on the variation of safety gear friction with rubbing speed and this is compared with the results from earlier dissertation research work.

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