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dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Meghanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-16T16:26:33Z
dash.embargo.terms2015-11-01en_US
dc.date.created2015-05en_US
dc.date.issued2015-06-26en_US
dc.date.submitted2015en_US
dc.identifier.citationMcCarthy, Meghan. 2015. A Bike-Powered Washing Machine for Use on the International Space Station. Bachelor's thesis, Harvard College.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:17417590
dc.description.abstractAs it stands, there are currently no means to wash clothing aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Astronauts are forced to re-wear their soiled clothes, despite having to exercise over two hours per day. Instead of cleaning their clothing using a formal laundry machine, astronauts simply discard fouled articles after extensive use. This method of wear-and-tear has worked thus far, as the ISS has remained in an orbit reachable by resupply capsules. However, with agencies aiming to travel farther and longer than ever before, this practice seems both wasteful and costly. To address this problem, a terrestrial pedal-powered washing machine has been developed to provide proof-of-concept data for a microgravity iteration. The machine consists of a horizontal drum unit linked to the drivetrain of a bicycle, which has been modified to replicate the ISS CEVIS exercise bike. Using computer simulations, the concept of an axial-running agitator to induce mechanical agitation in space was explored and verified. This project served as the first step towards making clean clothes a reality for astronauts.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Aerospaceen_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanicalen_US
dc.titleA Bike-Powered Washing Machine for Use on the International Space Stationen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorMcCarthy, Meghanen_US
dc.date.available2015-11-02T08:30:43Z
thesis.degree.date2015en_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduateen_US
thesis.degree.nameSBen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dash.identifier.vireohttp://etds.lib.harvard.edu/college/admin/view/94en_US
dash.title.page1en_US
dash.author.emailmeghanm93@yahoo.comen_US
dash.identifier.drsurn-3:HUL.DRS.OBJECT:25267893en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedMcCarthy, Meghan


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