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Woven steel mesh for usage in beds: A case study for IKEA
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Multiscale Materials Modelling.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Multiscale Materials Modelling.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines whether woven metal mesh is an appropriate option for usage in beds and what material the mesh should consist of to best be suited for the purpose. The woven steel mesh’s construction was based on a reference model that consists of cross-linked rods and wires.

Since the aim of the project was to reach a conclusion of the mesh’s usability in beds, different parameters were examined and taken into consideration. These parameters were the durability of the mesh when carrying human weight, acoustic properties to minimize chatter when lying on the mesh and rolling properties.

The durability was examined using COMSOL multiphysics. Acoustics were studied through a literature review and rolling properties were calculated using measurements on the reference model. A material investigation was done in the database software CES EduPack.

It was found that steel, stainless steel and aluminum fulfilled the requirements set on durability. Stainless steel was considered too expensive and steel too heavy. Using aluminum halves the weight of the mesh in comparison to steel but doubles the price, in this case however the weight was considered to be a parameter of greater importance overriding price.

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2016. , 26 p.
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Other Materials Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-191027OAI: diva2:954615
External cooperation
IKEA of Sweden
Subject / course
Materials Design and Engineering
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Materials Design and Engineering
2016-05-20, Jernkontoret, Kungsträdgårdsgatan 10, Stockholm, 10:30 (English)
Available from: 2016-09-16 Created: 2016-08-23 Last updated: 2016-09-16Bibliographically approved

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