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Prototyping, Engineering Analysis, SimulationWax Melting Experiment: An experiment was run to determine the heat required to melt 50 gallons of wax per hour, as specified by the customer requirements. The experiment was carried for all three waxes provided by the customer, and the worst time determined the heating requirements.
Chute Angle Testing: A test was done to determine the appropriate chute angle required to allow wax to transport from the hopper to the melting tank. The experiment was carried out with particle board to-scale models of the chute. Two hopper openings were tested: square and circular opening. And three chute angles were tested: 30, 45, and 70 degrees
Drawings, Schematics, Flow Charts, Simulations
Electrical Subsystem Block Diagram
Bill of Material (BOM)
Test PlansPreliminary Test Plan to be updated as the build progresses
Detailed Design Review
Scaled Back DesignThe project was scaled back upon customer request to focus primarily on wax conditioning. Thus, the hopper and chute removed from the design. Below is the design for construction in Senior Design II.