Build, Test, Document
Table of Contents
This section contains information related to the manufacturing of the water table, debugging procedures, executed testing results to ensure customer specifications were met, and operation instructions.
Budget (Spending Worksheet)Below is a link to the budget of money actually spent on the project.
Below is a link to the folder containing all of our PO's.
Build, Test, and IntegrateDocumentation of some of the actual water table construction can be found via the link below. These procedures outline how the MSD built the tank.
Test Plans & Test ResultsThe water table project was tested using the testing plan developed in MSD I to ensure that the engineering specifications for the project were met. The tests performed and results showing that the specifications were met are summarized in the link below.
Separation Angle over a Cylinder
One of the specifications called for the verification that the water table was qualitatively accurate by measuring the separation angle over a cylinder. According to theory, the separation angle should occur at 80 degrees from the trailing edge. Testing results from the table yielded a separation angle that agreed with this and validated the accuracy of the table. The link below contains pictures which verify this along with a video using food dye as the flow visualizer found below.
Uniform Straight Flow
One of the specifications defined by the customer was to provide uniform straight flow. The marginal value for straight uniform flow was 25% of the middle of the channel. Uniform straight flow appears to be provided for ~75% of the middle of the channel flow. Two examples showing uniform straight flow are documented in the two videos below using buoyant beads to demonstrate the streamlines.