Design of a car door window regulator

Özsipahi, Mümin
In this thesis, design of a car door window regulator is presented. This design comprises a mechanism in order that the car door window makes a specified translational motion. First, conceptual design is carried out to obtain the best suitable concept for the design and best suitable concept comes out to be a scissor mechanism. Afterwards, detailed design of the chosen concept is given. In the detail design stage, kinematic synthesis of the mechanism is performed basically using the Cardan motion. Lastly, implementation of the design on a car door is described.


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Citation Formats
M. Özsipahi, “Design of a car door window regulator,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.