P08405: Novel Materials Technology


Table of Contents

Project Overview

The Freeze Drying Environmental Chamber project is one designed to build an environmental test chamber for materials testing. This chamber will be used to test composite materials, foams, and other sustainable materials. A static environment will be maintained in the chamber under a vacuum and temperature regulation system. This project is being sponsored by Dr. Varela of the RIT Mechanical Engineering Department.

Team Picture.

Team Picture.

Administrative Information

Project Name
Freeze Drying Environmental Chamber
Project Number
Project Family
Sustainable Technologies For The Third World
Sustainable Products, Systems, and Technologies Track
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Dr. Varela
Faculty Consultant
Dr. Hany Ghoneim (ME)
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Primary Customer
Dr. Ben Varela
Customer contact information
Rochester Institute of Technology
Dr. Ben Varela
Assistant Professor
bxveme@rit.edu,585-475-4737,Office: 2012 Gleason

Team Documents

This outline for the posting of team created documents follows the general product development process presented in the textbook "Product Design and Development" by Ulrich and Eppinger.

Portions of the team documents have been prepared by a DPM student prior to the launch of this project. This information is intended to help get the team started with a first draft needs assessment and work breakdown structure. The team members can adapt this information as the project progresses.

Keep in mind that everything you include in this web tree is visible to the world and the general public. If you have documents that reflect work in progress, or contain data that has not been fully vetted, then it may be better to include those internal working documents in the private section of the web tree, or in the project repository proper, outside of the web tree. Note that anyone with Guest or higher memberhsip in your project can read your entire project repository. Anyone with an Editor or higher membership can makes changes to your repository. All Observer members can view, but not edit, the web portion of your repository.

These links provide a basic starting point for your team to prepare a comprehensive web site about your project.

After you get started on the project, you may want to replace these introductory paragraphs with a photograph of your team. Near the conclusion of your design project, you may also wish to include a photo of your finished product.

Team Contact Information

DPM Presentations

Project References and Information Sources

Team Budget Documents

Ordering, Purchasing, and Delivery Documentation


Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Concept Development

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

System Level Design

Product Architecture

Testing and Integration

Integration Plan

Manufacture Plan

Test Plan

Testing Results

Final Metrics.

Final Metrics.

Published Documents

As you conclude the project, include links to all of your finished and fully polished documents here. The previous sections of the web site contain the entire design history of your project. This section contains the finished products. Add more links as needed.

Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

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