System Level Concept Generation & Selection
There were several high-level, system concept routes that our team could potentially take to meet the project's goal of quantifying the engine. Below are the top four ideas we considered, shown in matrix form using Pugh's Method.
Although brainstorming some other system level ideas was fun, ultimately as the above matrix suggest, the Mechanical Engineering Dyno Lab, pictured below, appeared to be a hands down winner for our high-level system choice.
- The M.E. Dyno Lab Facility was chosen as the starting point of our detailed concept generation for the following main reasons:
- 1. Proximity & Availability of Resource
- 2. Resolution/Cost Ratio
- 3. Harness Guide's Knowledge