P13621: Chem Lab Equipment -- Conductive Heat Transfer
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Systems Design

Table of Contents

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Brainstoming

Thermal Conductivities and prices of various samples.

Thermal Conductivities and prices of various samples.

Research on contact resistance from Heat Transfer textbook.

Research on contact resistance from Heat Transfer textbook.

Conceptual Designs created by team

Conceptual Designs created by team

Cost analysis as of October 5th for proposed design.

Cost analysis as of October 5th for proposed design.

Analysis of possible corrosion of materials in ethylene glycol.

Analysis of possible corrosion of materials in ethylene glycol.

Pugh Matrices

Pugh Matrix for insulation. Conclusion: Acrylic - clear so students can view thermal stickers and k is 0.2 W/m*K.

Pugh Matrix for insulation. Conclusion: Acrylic - clear so students can view thermal stickers and k is 0.2 W/m*K.

Pugh Matrix for heat source. Conclusion: Cartridge heater - high heating power for low price.

Pugh Matrix for heat source. Conclusion: Cartridge heater - high heating power for low price.

Pugh Matrix for sample dimensions. Conclusion: Calipers for accuracy; Stopwatch for ease of use.

Pugh Matrix for sample dimensions. Conclusion: Calipers for accuracy; Stopwatch for ease of use.

Pugh Matrix for holding sample. Conclusion: Top and Base plate with long axial screws with hex nuts and wing nuts.

Pugh Matrix for holding sample. Conclusion: Top and Base plate with long axial screws with hex nuts and wing nuts.

Pugh Matrix for thermal acquisition. Conclusion: Thermocouples to hook up up to DAQ.

Pugh Matrix for thermal acquisition. Conclusion: Thermocouples to hook up up to DAQ.

Pugh Matrix for thermal display. Conclusion: Thermal stickers on sample to be viewed under clear insulation.

Pugh Matrix for thermal display. Conclusion: Thermal stickers on sample to be viewed under clear insulation.

Functional Decomposition

This is the Funtional Decomposition from the PRP.

This is the Funtional Decomposition from the PRP.

This is the Funtional Decomposition that our team developed.

This is the Funtional Decomposition that our team developed.

System Architecture

 This is our flow diagram.

This is our flow diagram.

 Block Diagram.

Block Diagram.

Subsystem Breakdown

Subsystem Breakdown

Subsystem Breakdown

Subsystem Breakdown

This is the system architecture. The

This is the system architecture. The "chucks" were categorized into subsystems. The black lines represent interfaces between functions.

Conclusions from System Architecture

Conceptual Designs

Conceptual Design #1.

Conceptual Design #1.

Conceptual Design #2.

Conceptual Design #2.

Conceptual Design #3.

Conceptual Design #3.

This is a summary and explanation of each of our three conceptual designs.

This is a summary and explanation of each of our three conceptual designs.

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment items 1-5 developed by team.

Risk Assessment items 1-5 developed by team.

Risk Assessment items 6-9 developed by team.

Risk Assessment items 6-9 developed by team.

Risk Assessment items 10-14 developed by team.

Risk Assessment items 10-14 developed by team.

Systems Design Review

P13621 SDR agenda

P13621 SDR presentation

Preliminary SDR Notes 9/28/12

SDR Notes 10/4/12

Materials Reviewed:

Attendees:

Minutes:

Presentation time: 45 minutes

Actions:

  1. Highlight decision on each Pugh matrix
  2. Develop an engineering analysis on proposed design including a schematic, heat equations, temperature ranges, dimensions of materials, type of materials, etc.
Plus Delta tool used for Self Design Review after Systems Design was completed.

Plus Delta tool used for Self Design Review after Systems Design was completed.

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