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Arborloos are ecological outhouses that help both provide a means of sanitation for rural communities where conventional water treatment plants are not present and reuse human compost for creation of fertile soil. This project is a continuation of Project P13414 which you can visit here: http://edge.rit.edu/edge/P13414/public/Home

Arborloo designs that are currently used in Haiti are vulnerable to damage from hurricane winds and flying debris. This project will focus on creating a test set up that will allow for safe testing of scale model and full-size arborloo designs to determine hurricane resistance. The existing fluid flow analysis equipment available in KGCOE will be used to replicate hurricane forces. The long term goal of this project is to define the appropriate fluid and scale for testing, devise a test procedure, and provide a recommendation for the optimal arborloo shape and design based on testing results.

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Project Name
Arborloo Wind Resistance Test Stand
Project Number
P14414
Project Family
Energy and Sustainable Systems
Start Term
2131
End Term
2133
Faculty Guide
Brownell, Sarah, sabeie@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Thorn, Brian, bkteie@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
Environmental Protection Agency People,Prosperity, Planet P3 Competition
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Team Members

From left: Katie Bentley, Greg Hyde, Lori Liebman, Joe Rojano, Ray Zheng

From left: Katie Bentley, Greg Hyde, Lori Liebman, Joe Rojano, Ray Zheng

Member Role Contact
Greg Hyde Project Manager gwh7606@rit.edu
Raymond Zheng Lead Engineer rxz1330@rit.edu
Joseph Rojano Secretary jer2874@rit.edu
Katie Bentley Engineer klb5893@rit.edu
Lori Liebman Engineer lbl7903@rit.edu

Current State of Project

The team's vision for scale testing was converted into the following design during the early stage of Senior Design II:

Load Cell Assembly along with Pressure Sensors

Load Cell Assembly along with Pressure Sensors

Pressure Scanner, Transducer and Data Acquisition

Pressure Scanner, Transducer and Data Acquisition

Table of Contents

MSD I MSD II

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Analysis Software

Final Presentation

Technical Paper

Poster

Acknowledgements