|Project Summary||Project Information|
For the original project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.
Using Biomass as fuel is cleaner-burning and more cost efficient than oil, and is readily available in the Rochester region. The team goal is to design a model of a Biomass compactor system that produces usable Biomass bricks (for fuel or nutritious animal feed). The plans created will eventually be used to produce a full scale working compactor that is safe, efficient, quiet, and easily run and maintainable.
|Steve Hogan||Project Manager - Industrial Engineeremail@example.com|
|Jackson Standard||Lead Engineer - Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Danielle Absi||Documentation/EDGE - Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Leila Rozenman||EDGE - Industrial Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Akhil Nangpal||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Angela Wambach||Industrial Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Becky Peterson||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Eric Wood||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joshua Miles||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Lee Polott||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sean Cooney||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
Moving into Part II of this project, the project became a detailed design study rather than a design-build project. The group continued to model and analyze in depth and greater detail the architecture of the biomass compactor. Below are the Planning, Testing, Design, and Analysis documents to explain how this study was conducted.
|Planning||Material Testing||Design||Analysis||Final Documents|
Team 13423 would like to thank customers Mr. Jeff Gutterman, Dr. Roman Press, Mr. Francis Overmoyer, and Mrs. Mary Murphy for their support, guidance, and industry specific knowledge. Special thanks also go out to the following Rochester Institute of Technology faculty: Professor Edward Hanzlik for providing the young engineers with guidance and general engineering knowledge during the project journey; Professor Stephen Boedo for in depth knowledge regarding flywheel design, performance, and behavior; and Professor John Wellin for professional input during the design process.