P08028: Magnet Centering Device

Staffing Requirements

The staffing requirements for the Centering Magnet Device project are summarized in the table below.

Name Discipline Role / Skills
Dr. Day ME Faculty Guide, Will work closely with the team on an on-going basis to facilitate success. Head researcher to the LVAD heart pump project and will advice on the progress of the project.
Prof. John Wellin ME Faculty Consultant, Will provide ME discipline technical support on an intermittant basis. His experience and knowledge with LabVIEW will be benefit the electrical engineer with this project.
Dr. Matthew Marshall IE Faculty Consultant, Will provide IE discipline technical support on an intermittant basis. Will provide assistance and help with the technical writings and procedures. His experience with statistical analysis of manufacturing will benefit the industrial engineer for this project.
Aaron Burger ME Project manager to this project. Will assist other engineers to this project. Implement test procedures to insure that the precision and specs. are met. The documentation of the process and procedures will provide crucial information that will help in the success of the project.
Dave Falcinelli EE Having an electrical engineer familiar with motion controls and sensory positioning is a crucial function for this project. Because controlling the motion and position of the bushing and magnet through a computer software and sensors, the electrical engineer needs to control the voltage and current from these sensors and motion devices to ensure an accurate and repeatable process. The electrical engineer will provide the wiring necessary to power the different devices on the test rig.
Mike Brown ME The mechanical engineers should be comfortable in the machine shop. Possess the ability to machine precise parts for the test rig, because a concentricity of 10 microns is needed. The precision of machining is essential in the success of this project. In addition to machining, the mechanical engineers input and ideas are important in the designing of a new centering test rig. Because a test rig already exists, persons with ingenuity and imagination will help in the designing of a new test rig.
Jiayi Lu ME The mechanical engineers need to be comfortable with a computer aided design software, SolidWorks or AutoCad. As the project progresses, an organized drawing package needs to be assembled and a bill of materials needs to documented for the budgetary purposes. As the designing of parts becomes less frequent, the role of these engineers will be assisting others with various operations for this project such as the LabVIEW programming, circuitry and machining.

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