P14418: B9 Power Generation for Better Water Maker
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Systems Design

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Benchmarking

As a team we presented three potential concepts. At the design review, our customer suggested a treadle design and that research with our findings will also be highlighted in this section.

After deciding that our team would move forward with a bicycle design, our customer encouraged us to examine the treadle pump commonly used in developing countries. Click here for some basic reseach on the treadle pump and mechanical treadle.

Simple Calculations for treadle power

Simple Calculations for treadle power

Schematic for Treadle

Schematic for Treadle

For additional pictures on the treadle design: Treadle Pictures

Concept Development (generation, improvement, selection)

Generate Product Concepts

Functional Decomposition

Functional Decomposition

Functional Decomposition

Systems Architecture

Feasibility

For example, basic engineering analysis or simulation, mockups, benchmarking results

Risk Assessment

Early version (started during Problem Definition) or link to another location.

Systems Design Review

Presentation, notes, actions
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