Rope Pump

Rope Pump

Rope Pump team photo - (From left to right): Austin Tokarski, Tyler Rumler, Daniel Kenny and Jonathan Shapiro

The Team (From left to right):
Austin Tokarski, Tyler Rumler, Daniel Kenny and Jonathan Shapiro

Photo of the Rope pump equipment

A rope pump is ancient technology that goes back hundreds of years which was primarily used to obtain water from wells by human power input. The name rope pump refers to its rope or similar material that creates a circulatory rope with protrusions on it to force water up a pipe from a well. The variations of this are endless, and in this design the best aspects of previous designs as well as our own ideas are incorporated to make a highly effective pumping device.


ME 478 Project

Project Media

Final Report (With Instruction Manual) (.pdf)

Instruction Manual (.pdf)

Final Presentation (.pdf)

YouTube Links:

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMi4ZSTg5Rk

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyCHtRt0mhg

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn8sGOU2gVo

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8zRpADCOn0

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBYYw-X-8GA

6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkY1w0IYWHg

7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aJhv7-Za8M

8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wEQaXkOnxs

9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV_6xnFnlVE

10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo0v_KcKSbk

11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lTmTLq_1Cs

12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKHbBAatokI

13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbU0AqYbrH4